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Pa. police charge man in “Beats” headphones murder

Witnesses say 21-year-old Christian Massey was gunned down after he refused to hand over a pair of Dr. Dre Beats headphones, possibly like the ones above. bestbuy.com

PHILADELPHIA - Authorities in Philadelphia have arrested a suspect in the death of man reportedly gunned down over a pair of headphones on November 30. Police say the alleged gunman is 19-year-old Arkel Garcia. It was not immediately clear if Garcia has a lawyer. vid

 Police say Christian Massey died after a man demanded his new Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, which cost at  least $200.

Massey refused and was chased down a sidewalk where children played then shot several times. Officers who found the 21-year-old victim say he told them about the robbery attempt before dying at a hospital.

Garcia reportedly left the headphones at the scene before running away.

Monday's arrest came the same day as Massey's funeral in West Philadelphia.

Massey graduated last summer from Marple Newtown High School. Staff members say the special education student had been a beloved member of several sports teams.


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