Johnathan Cromwell, a former security guard in Virginia accused of killing a 60-year-old grandfather playing Pokémon Go, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
On January 26, 2017, Chinese immigrant Jiansheng Chen was shot multiple times by Cromwell while he was out playing the popular GPS-based mobile game, Pokémon Go. Chen, who had taken to playing the game to bond with his grandchildren, died at the scene after getting shot four times in his upper left chest and once in his left upper arm. The local police confirmed that the victim was unarmed.
Months after his arrest in January, the man accused of shooting and killing an elderly Pokémon Go player has been indicted by a grand jury on a first-degree murder charge on Wednesday.
Johnathan Cromwell, a former security guard, was initially charged with second-degree murder in the death of 60-year-old Jiansheng Chen back in February.
Jonathan Cromwell, a security guard who gunned down a grandfather paying Pokemon Go earlier this year, will be tried in Circuit Court.
In a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, a Virginia judge ruled that there is enough evidence to proceed in the case against Cromwell, 22, for second-degree murder for the death of Jiansheng Chen, 60, according to The Virginian Pilot.