Aurex Labs CEO Sree Aravapalli shot and killed in NJ robbery after being chased home from Pennsylvania casino: report

The CEO of a New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company was shot and killed earlier in the week during a robbery attempt after returning home after winning money at a Pennsylvania casino, according to reports.

Sree Aravapalli, 54, was killed at his home in Plainsboro, New Jersey, FOX 5 in New York reported.

Aravapalli was the CEO of East Windsor, New Jersey-based Aurex Laboratories.

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Prosecutors identified the suspect as Jekai Reid-John, 27, of Norristown, Pennsylvania. Authorities said Reid-John followed Aravapalli’s car for 50 miles before attempting to rob him, the New York Post reported.

Aravapalli had won around $ 10,000 at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. He did not know Reid-John, who became aware of the CEO’s winnings at the casino, authorities said.

The businessman received several gunshot wounds and died after being transported to a hospital, Posten reported. His wife and children were asleep when he was shot, around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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Security video from a farm near Aravapalli’s home captured images of the two vehicles and then recorded Reid-John’s vehicle returning shortly afterwards, the Post reported.

Reid-John was arrested later Tuesday in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, according to the Post. He has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting, FOX 5 reported. He was awaiting a handover hearing.

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