College-Bound Teen Killed While Selling Playstation In Craigslist Transaction

He was going to college on a full football scholarship.

By Jaime Lutz

A Florida teen, who was preparing to play college football on a full scholarship, was shot and killed on Wednesday afternoon, apparently while meeting with someone who contacted him over Craigslist and offered to buy his Playstation, police said.

Brian Brown, 19, had just graduated from North Miami Beach Senior High School last week, and was preparing to attend Merced College on a full scholarship to play football, his father told a local ABC outlet.

The babyfaced footballer was shot three times in the back, relatives said, after he advertised his Playstation and some video games for sale over Craigslist.

Brown was meeting a prospective buyer when the shooting happened, just after 3pm. His family believes the prospective buyer tried to rob Brown, a local CBS station reported.

"I don't know how I'm going to live without Brian. I don't know how," said his mother, Landcy Brown. 

"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," said his father, Craig Brown. "(He) wouldn't hurt a fly, wouldn't hurt anyone. (He) loved animals. He had this dog, you'd think this dog was one of his kids, man."

Miami-Dade police are still investigating the shooting.

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