Police: Man posing as dog buyer shot, killed in near Atlanta by Craigslist sellers

Meet at midnight? I don’t think so…

kplr11.com

DeKalb County, GA (WGCL) — Investigators believe an online ad about a dog led to the shooting death of a man in a subdivision near Stone Mountain.

The deceased man had posed as a buyer, police said, but he actually intended to rob the dog breeders. One of the victims killed the man in self-defense, according to police.

Earlier Friday, police told CBS46 that the ad was placed on popular online classifieds site Craigslist but corrected that at about 9:40 a.m. The ad for the dog was actually posted on several dog breeder websites, police learned.

According to Mekka Parish, a DeKalb County Police Department spokeswoman, Salvador Burgos, a dog breeder from Winder, agreed to meet the buyer on Fairforest Drive at midnight to sell him an English bulldog puppy for $2,000.

The breeder initially was reluctant about the meeting, Parish said.

“But the suspect offered him an…

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