Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week: Man shot, carjacked during Facebook Marketplace meet-up
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee man was trying to sell a car online, but when he met the buyers they shot him. Now, Milwaukee Crime Stoppers needs your help bringing them to justice.
It was July 11 when the man arranged to meet three men who offered to by his minivan from Facebook Marketplace. He met around 4:30 p.m. near South Howell and Howard Avenues. That's when one of the suspects pulled out a gun and shot him in the stomach.
All three of them then stole his car and left. The 20-year-old victim is doing OK.
A surveillance picture captured the suspects in a stolen red minivan with front-end damage, two different rims and a hanging mirror.
"Facebook Marketplace is obviously a great place to buy and sell items, but I would encourage everybody that if you do decide to use that, to make sure you go to a public place, such as a police station, grocery store parking lot, maybe a shopping mall parking lot, and conduct your business there," said MPD Captain Craig Sarnow."
If you know anything about the robbery and shooting on Milwaukee's south side, call Milwaukee Crime Stoppers at 414-224-TIPS. Your call is always anonymous. You can also use the P3 Tips App. If your tip leads to an arrest you could get a reward.