Guard Who Killed Va. Man Reportedly Playing Pokémon Go Is Charged With Murder
A security guard who fatally shot a Virginia man who reportedly was playing Pokémon Go was charged with murder Thursday, prosecutors said.
On Jan. 26 at about 11 p.m., Jiansheng Chen, 60, was shot by a neighborhood security guard in Chesapeake, Va. An attorney who represents Chen’s family told local media that Chen, who did not speak English well, was playing Pokémon Go when he was killed.
Though that account was not confirmed by authorities, three members of Congress called for an investigation into Chen’s death.
An attorney representing the neighborhood’s security firm said the guard was defending himself when Chen tried to run him down with a van. The attorney also said Chen had been barred from the property for trespassing on two previous occasions in the past 18 months.