Florida teen headed to college on football scholarship shot, killed … – Orlando Sentinel
A recent high school graduate who was headed to college on a football scholarship was shot and killed trying to sell his Playstation console and games through Craigslist.
Brian Brown, 19, was killed last Wednesday afternoon in North Miami Beach, ABC-Channel 10 reported. His killer is still on the loose.
Brown had received a full football scholarship to Merced College in California and had planned to fly out there in three weeks.
“Mr. Brown had a bright future as a student-athlete and we were very excited for him to be apart of our program,” Bob Casey, Merced College’s head coach, told Channel 10.
Craig Brown, Brian’s father, said the Craigslist buyer apparently tried to rob his son before shooting him.
The Miami-Dade Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact detective P. Camacho at (305) 471-2400, or to remain anonymous, to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477), visit crimestoppersmiami.com and select “Give a Tip,” or text 274637 and enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.