Family, police appeal for help in solving teenager’s death

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Above: Kyle Jobin

LAWRENCE (Jan. 29, 2014) – Lawrence police are appealing for the public’s help to solve a Jan. 4 homicide that killed a McCordsville teenager.

Around 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 4, 19-year-old Kyle Jobin stopped at the Marathon Gas Station at 7013 E. 56th St. in Lawrence to buy some cigarettes. He had just been visiting friends and watching movies at a nearby apartment complex.

After buying cigarettes, he went back to his 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse, which was parked at pump No. 9. Lawrence police said he was approached by four men who got out of a white SUV (possible a Ford Expedition, according to police) and surrounded Jobin’s vehicle.

They knocked on the doors and windows in an attempt to get Jobin to open the doors.

A witness saw the situation unfold, and flagged down a Lawrence police officer. By the time the officer arrived at the gas station, Jobin had been shot in the head. He was taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital, where he died on Jan. 5.

Lawrence police said they’ve exhausted every lead in the investigation. Police, along with Jobin’s family, are asking anyone who may have information about the case to step forward.

Tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS, www.crimetips.org, or text “Indycs” and tip to 274637 (Crimes). Crime Stoppers tips leading to an arrest may be eligible to collect a cash reward.

In addition, Jobin’s family has arranged a candlelight vigil in hopes of raising awareness and discovering new information about the case. That vigil starts at 6 p.m. at the scene of the homicide, 7013 E. 56th St. in Lawrence. It’s scheduled for Friday, Jan. 31.

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