Teenager Gets Shot Finding Lost Smartphone Using Tracking App

In the mission to locate his lost cellphone, a teen in Canada lost his life after being shot. The authorities are now looking into the matter.

Attachment with individual electronic products such as tablets and cellphones is literally an inseparable one for the majority of people nowadays. This is precisely how it was for 18-year old Jeremy Cook from London, Ontario, who left his smartphone in a cab over the weekend. Like a lot of cautious smartphone users, Cook had the ability to utilize a mobile app to find this lost phone, according to Ken Steeves, a constable of the London cops.

Jeremy Cook

Photo: Jeremy Cook

Steeves discussed that Cook in addition to a relative of his had actually traced down an address where the phone was tracked to, and while the details are dirty at this point, the 2 were “confronted by three guys in an automobile”at that location. It is thought by the police that the two celebrations had a heated exchange, and when the automobile attempted to repel, Cook grabbed onto the motorist’s side door at which point he was shot numerous times.

The cops is busy piecing together how things in fact went down, and is taking a look at monitoring video from the location as well. Cook’s phone has actually likewise been recovered from the spot of the criminal offense acitivity, and three people thought to have been associated with the scene were consequently jailed, but were launched without any proof of participation in the matter. On the other hand, a manhunt is on in London, for three guys aged between 18 and 21.

As regrettable this occurrence is, it is a wakeup call for all smartphone users thinking of tracking their lost phones without the aid of the authorities. The crime is a first of its kind to be reported in London, Ontario, and the authorities are prompting all users with phone monitoring apps to contact the authorities before examining the matter on their own. Steeves stated, that “The app itself is an excellent device to have … … however if you believe there’s any prospective for violence at all, we definitely encourage people to contact police.”

A mobile phone expert at IDC Canada, Sanjay Khana, believes that the accessory people have is not phone-centric, but that users care more for the information it includes. “Our attachment to our information is so strong, that it might trigger individuals to not be as mindful as authorities might want us to be,” stated Khana.

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