Last month, James Stuhlman was out walking his dog in Philadelphia, when he was approached by three teenage boys. The boys were going to rob Stuhlman at gunpoint, a 15-year-old, Brandon Smith, had the gun. Stuhlman, 51, pleaded for his life but was shot and killed. Smith has been charged as an adult, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The police are still looking for the other two teen boys ages 14 and 15. According to the police, the teenagers chose Stuhlman because he looked like an ‘easy’ target. Once the shot was fired, the three attackers fled.
The police found Stuhlman on the ground holding onto the leash and a flashlight. The dog appeared to be in shock. This story could have been worse, Stuhlman usually took his 13-year-old daughter on those nightly walks, but he left her at home because it was too late at night.
She could have been a victim too, or maybe the thugs would have let Stuhlman alone if he was with her. We will likely never know. When the police raided one of the teen’s homes, they found an assortment of assault rifles and handguns. Smith’s father said his son rarely went to school and lived with his mother.
Now the 15-year-old is facing a murder charge. The police could not find any other motive for the crime, the boys just wanted to rob someone. After the shot was fired, the boys fled and didn’t have time to actually take anything from Stuhlman, except his life.
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