Indian shot dead in Florida


Florida: An Indian man has been shot dead by a 16 year old teenager in a robbery attempt in Florida. The victim was working as a clerk at a convenience store. This is the second auch incident in just over a month.

Manav Deshi, who was in his 30s, was shot in the face by a 16-year-old teenager yesterday in St Augustine. The incident has sent shockwaves among the small but vibrant Indian-American community in Florida.

Deshi, who along with his fiancé, recently moved to St Augustine in Florida from North Carolina, died instantly inside the store. The teenager had his face covered his face with a handkerchief, local media reported citing eyewitnesses.

The accused along with his accomplice has been arrested by the police after a long high-speed chase. They face multiple charges.

In April, 39-year-old Sanjay Patel was shot dead by two masked men during an apparent robbery attempt at a gas station in Connecticut.