By the time Ross Capicchioni realized that his friend intended to kill him, it was already too late. Having lured him to a rundown neighborhood in a no-go area of Detroit, his friend took aim at him with a loaded shotgun, finger on the trigger. And Capicchioni never saw it coming.
Why would he? The Michigan teens had known each other for 10 years. Capicchioni, a 17-year-old from the Detroit suburb of Macomb, was a regular high-school student. He liked skating, punk music and hanging out with his friends. Tyrone was just a 15-year-old kid, albeit with some shady connections.
But unknown to Capicchioni, Tyrone was harboring deadly intentions. As part of his initiation into a criminal gang, he had to murder someone, anyone, and it did not matter whom. Tyrone had decided it would be Capicchioni. So he acquired a shotgun and enticed Capicchioni to a secluded place.