Parents of murdered teen Jaime ‘Jimboy’ Adao, Jr. speaking at a memorial on Monday. (CBC News)
Napaslang na binata
By Ted Alcuitas
His parents were to give management of Jimel’s Bakery to him as soon as he finishes his culinary course after graduation from high school this June.
On Sunday, (March 3 ), Jaime Adao, Jr., ‘Jimboy’ to friends, died as a result of a home invasion.
The 17-year-old teen was home with his grandmother when a man forced his way into their house on McGee Street, in the city’s West End , around 9 p.m.
His parents called him a hero for saving his grandmother who was sleeping in another room when the intruder broke in. Jimboy called 911 and was speaking to dispatchers when the intruder got inside and began attacking the teen with a weapon.
Police arrived while the attack was ongoing and shot the intruder, a 29-year-old man.
Both the man and Jimboy were rushed to hospital. The teen did not survive and the man remains in critical condition.
Parents Imelda and Jaime told CBC News said they left Jimboy with his grandma about a half hour earlier to go see a Filipino concert.
“We locked our door. We know it’s safe, that nobody can get in and steal the life of our kid,” Imelda said.
While the couple were out, they got repeated calls from a private number, which they initially ignored. When they finally answered the phone it was the police who wanted to talk to them.