A Florida athlete soon to be on a college scholarship has been fatally shot during a craigslist transaction. The police has not yet made any arrests or found any suspects.
According to police, a Florida athlete, Brian Brown, 19, who was soon to be on a college scholarship in California was fatally shot during a craigslist transaction, when he was attempting to sell his PlayStation and its games.
Brown was shot in the back three times on a North Miami beach intersection on Wednesday. According to the police, he was shot after an argument broke out with an unidentified black man. The man shot him and immediately ran off. Robin Pinkard, a police detective said that till now, no arrests have been made.
Brown was taken to the hospital to treat his injuries, but died the next day. He had just graduated from school a week prior, and was supposed to attend California’s Merced College on a scholarship in just 17 days after the shooting.
The Police Investigation
The police are currently investigating the details of the incident. Investigators are interviewing nearby Miami Beach residents in hopes that someone may have either witnessed something or be able to identify a suspect.
The police are asking that anyone with useful information regarding the incident call the local police department: 305 471-2400.
Tributes to Brown
Craig brown, Brian’s father, said: “He was getting ready for it, staying in shape, and everyone, his teammates, friends, everyone was talking about it. He was ready to go.”
He described him as “happy, always smiling, a friend to everyone.”
“Everyone who knew him, I can say at least 200 to 300 people have come here to hug me and told me what a great kid he was, and how much love he just had for everyone. [He] wouldn’t hurt a fly, wouldn’t hurt anyone.”
The head coach from Merced College, Bob Casey, said that he looked forward to him joining the team.
“Mr. Brown had a bright future as a student-athlete and we were excited for him to be a part of our program,” Casey told the station. “His passing has left us all stunned and we can do nothing, but pray for his family.”
Brian’s mother, Landcy Brown, said: “I don’t know how I’m going to live without Brian,” Landcy Brown told WPLG. “I don’t know how.”