Teen Killed During Craigslist Transaction

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

HAZEL PARK, Mich. (AP) -- A young Hazel Park man who was trying to buy a cell phone during a Craigslist transaction has been robbed and fatally shot.

He's identified as 19-year-old Johnathan Clements.

Police say the teen had posted a "wanted to buy" advertisement at the free online site and arranged to meet a seller near his home in the suburb about 5 miles north of Detroit.

A 911 caller reported about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday that he'd been shot once in the chest and was lying on the ground outside, moaning.
The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens and Detroit Free Press say the teen died at a hospital.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 248-542-6161 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP.


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