Battle Creek Craigslist Scam Results in Shooting
We've all been warned about the danger of Craigslist transactions. What happened last night in Battle Creek is shocking.
According to WWMT Channel 3, "Police are reporting that two suspects have been transported to area hospitals with gunshot wounds after an apparent Craigslist transaction went awry.
Battle Creek police report that a man and his son had come into town from Grand Rapids, believing they were going to buy a car.
The three suspects apparently gave the father and son the address of an abandoned house in the 600 block Linwood Avenue, in Battle Creek, and when they arrived, the suspects attacked.
Police believe the son, who has a CPL, fired two shots from a handgun at the suspects, who fled in multiple directions.
One suspect was struck in the chest, another in the lower torso.
Police later found one wounded suspect in the 100 block of Broadway Boulevard, about a mile south of the original incident. The other wounded suspect was also located in the area of Woodlawn Avenue.
The third suspect remains at large, and K-9 units have been called to the scene to attempt a track.
Police say the two suspects shot in the altercation are expected to recover."