Family says Colorado man killed in Xbox sale gone wrong

Teen now charged with juvenile first-degree murder
Posted at 4:50 PM, Nov 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-12 20:11:40-05

DENVER — Shot to death over an Xbox.

That's what the family of Jacob Clymer, 32, is claiming after he was shot and killed allegedly by the hands of a juvenile in Aurora on Halloween.

From her home in Evergreen, Mary Milan-Clymer, Jacob’s mother, can’t make sense of the tragedy.

"I’ve lost my son,” Milan-Clymer said. “They shot him and ran off. And left the Xbox."

Jacob Clymer was shot and killed in broad daylight on Halloween outside an Aurora apartment complex.

Milan-Clymer says her son was trying to sell the Xbox One gaming system to make a little more money for an upcoming move to Texas with his wife and young child.

“Because it was costing so much to live in Colorado,” she said. “They had a friend in Texas, so they were going to go live with her and her husband."

Police say the 15-year-old suspect pulled a gun on Jacob, prompting him to pull his own gun.

That's when the teen fired multiple rounds, killing Jacob.

Jacob's mom says the irony is that she believes gaming systems are partially to blame for desensitizing kids.

"You might say it's - you know - kids have no value for life anymore,” Milan-Clymer said. “They play the video games and the person gets shot and comes back. You can't do that in real life."

Tragically, this is the second child Milan-Clymer has lost.

“In 1984, I had a stepson killed by a gun," Milan-Clymer said. She said, in that case, her stepson and a friend were transferring a gun when it accidentally discharged.

Two years after that tragedy, Jacob was born.

"Jacob means - 'one who takes the place of another,' And so, that was his name," said Milan-Clymer.

The 15-year-old suspect, in this case, is now facing charges of juvenile first degree murder and attempted robbery.

"The first thing I said to the detective, I said – ‘I've been through this.' I want justice," Milan-Clymer said.

Milan-Clymer says Jacob died trying to protect his wife – who was also at the scene.

“He was just a really good kid,” she said. “He would pretty much do anything for anyone.”