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Lafayette teen charged as adult in deaths of boyfriend & pizza delivery driver

Pizza man lured to vacant residence
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Posted at 5:19 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 19:22:07-04

LAFAYETTE — A 17-year-old Lafayette girl is being charged as an adult in the shooting deaths of her boyfriend and a pizza delivery man they had intended to rob.

New information about the August 31st incident in Lafayette was released Tuesday by the Tippecanoe County Prosecutor.

According to a probable cause affidavit, 17-year-old Jaelynn Billups and her boyfriend, Alberto Vanmeter, conspired to rob a Domino's pizza delivery man, They placed a phone order that sent Joshua Ungersma to a vacant residence in the 1900 block of North 16th Street where Billups and Vanmeter were waiting.

The report, partially based on witness accounts, says Billups and Vanmeter robbed Ungersma at gunpoint. The pizza man was armed with a handgun for which he had a permit. Shots were exchanged. Billups allegedly shot Ungersma and Ungersma shot Vanmeter. Both were dead when police arrived at the scene.

Billups was still there, standing over one of the bodies. She was charged with murder in both deaths, along with a number of additional charges.