Young Father Shot Dead by Teen Girl: Alberto Vanmeter Biography, Wiki, Age
A 17-year-old Indiana girl was charged this week with murder for the shooting deaths of Domino’s employee Joshua Ungersma and her boyfriend, Alberto Vanmeter, who was shot and killed by Ungersma when he tried to rob the pizza man.
Eyewitness Patrick Gibson said he went outside when he heard gunshots at about 11:15 p.m. on August 31 and saw Vanmeter lying on the sidewalk. Ungersma, who was uninjured at that point, told him the man on the sidewalk had tried to rob him and to call police, the Lafayette Journal & Carrier reported.
Then, he said, he watched Jaelynn Billups cross the street and shoot the Ungersma point
Both Vanmeter, 19, and Ungersma, 37, were dead when the police arrived. Billups was found hovering over one of the victims and threw a 9mm pistol onto the sidewalk when ordered to show her hands, WTHR reported.
Prosecutors said Billups, who lived a block from the scene of the shooting, ordered that the Domino’s pizza be delivered to an empty house. For this reason, she has been charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, in addition to armed robbery, robbery, pointing a firearm and carrying a pistol without a license, in addition to the two counts of murder.
“Jaelynn Niree Billups aided, induced or caused Joshua Ungersma to kill… Alberto Edwardo Vanmetere, while Billups and Vanmetere were committing or attempting to commit robbery,” the probable cause affidavit reads.
Another resident, William Young, said the shooting took place between Ungersma’s car and his truck, blocking his view. “I heard it, but I didn’t see it,” he said, adding that police had taken his truck to remove a bullet from the hood as evidence.
Ungersma was the father of a newborn baby and stepfather of his wife’s young son, according to an obituary. He worked as a butcher at a local grocery store for the past 13 years and joined the Domino’s staff to earn extra money to support his young family. A GoFundMe for his family has raised nearly $ 20,000.
Billups appeared in court Tuesday when Tippecanoe County Criminal Magistrate Daniel Moore set his trial for Feb. 23, the Journal & Carrier said. He also issued an order prohibiting Billups or anyone working on his behalf from contacting witnesses.