A PS4 sale led to a slaying in San Francisco, and police have the suspect in custody.
The 22-year-old was trying to sell his PlayStation 4 console while he was home in the Bay Area for the long Thanksgiving weekend, a student at Santa Monica College.
The shooting happened around 3pm near Mendell Street and Galvez Avenue when Ikenna Uwakah was with his girlfriend trying to sell the next generation video game console. He had arranged the meeting online, stating the price at around $600 on Instagram, for an apparent profit of $200. Police say he was shot dead before he had even left the car, which had been driven to the area near Bayshore Boulevard and Jerrold Avenue.
San Francisco police say as soon as he was discovered he was transported to the San Francisco General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The suspect in the PS4 sale slaying is 21-year-old Ronnie Collins of San Francisco, who has been arrested on charges of attempted robbery and suspicion of murder.
Uwakah’s brother Obinna said that the loss was quite a shock, and Ikenna was the type of person who lit up a room when he entered. One Twitter friend mourned his death, “Blessed to know someone as joyful and genuine as you. Still wishing this was some elaborate hoax.”
Ikenna Uwakah will be remembered as a “legend since day 1. Larger than life. He lives on thru the lives he affected.”
Sadly, this is not what console wars are about. They are fought with dollars, not bullets. Also unfortunately, this may spur a whole new round in the debate over video game violence.
Anyone with further information on the PS4 sale slaying is urged to call the police at (415) 553-1145, or the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444. You can also text message your tip to TIP411 with “SFPD” in the message.
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