Stephen Benito Jacobo Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Everyone Loved Him, Arizona Teen Fatally Shot a Day After Birthday

Stephen Benito Jacobo Wiki – Stephen Benito Jacobo Bio

Stephen Benito Jacobo, who had just turned was shot by another teenager when he asked him why he was carrying a gun. A family is devastated by the tragic death of their son who was shot and killed just a day after his birthday.

Stephen Benito Jacobo was shot on Sunday, November 6, at the Emelita Place apartment complex near Southern Avenue and Dobson Road after he questioned a teenager for carrying a firearm. The Mesa police department identified Jacobo as a victim of the shooting on Monday, November 7.


Stephen Benito Jacobo died at the age of 18 years old.

Family & Siblings

Jacobo’s parents, who are praying that they will get through this ordeal, said they were thankful that people reached out to help them. “I have God, I have my family and my children, and the support of all my loved ones will help me get through the difficult times,” Jacobo’s mother, Alma Antolin, reportedly said.

His father Mark and Antolin remember him as the bright light in the room and the life of the party. “He loved music; he loved dancing with his brother Dominic,” said Mark. Antolin said that he was a bright young man who loved music. “Everyone loved him. He was always so happy, his smile was so contagious, he was always dancing and joking around, and he made such an impression on everyone he met,” he said.

Now, the family remembers the good times Jacobo had, and the messages of support from the community also helped. “Stephen was very loved and he makes me feel good to see all the support,” Antolin said.

Cause of Death

Stephen Benito Jacobo, 18, was shot Sunday, November 6, at the Emelita Place apartment complex near Southern Avenue and Dobson Road after questioning a teenage boy for carrying a firearm. The Mesa Police Department identified Jacobo as the victim of the shooting on Monday, November 7.

A witness told the grieving family that the incident occurred after Jacobo asked another teen why he had a gun among friends at a small gathering at the apartment complex. The witness added that the teen started shooting at random and a bullet struck and killed Jacobo, according to the Dakota News.

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This incident highlights a sudden increase in gun crime in Arizona. In September, a teenager was shot to death on 19th Avenue and Mountain View Road at a group home for people ages 16 to 20. A 17-year-old was arrested in connection with the shooting on suspicion of aggravated assault and related weapons charges.

GoFundMe Page

His family has set up a GoFundMe page to help them with funeral expenses. The community will also release balloons in his memory at Red Mountain High School at 4 pm on Thursday, November 10. Police said no arrests have been made so far.

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