Police: Foreign student fatally shot after cellphone fight

Author: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) – Police say an international student was fatally shot during a fight for his cellphone in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood.

The shooting happened early Sunday morning when 22-year-old student Sai Kiran Aila of Hyderabad, India, stepped outside his apartment to talk to a friend on his phone.

The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1G6ar7H ) reports that police have a grainy video from the building’s surveillance camera. They say they deduced the gunman was after Aila’s cellphone after speaking to the person he was talking to in India just before the shooting.

Miami police Sgt. Altarr Williams says the friend heard a man say “give me your cellphone.”

Aila arrived in Miami in May to get a graduate degree in information technology at Atlantis University. The school recruits heavily from India and offered counseling to students this week.

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