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Three arrested in Craigslist robbery-slaying in San Diego

May 12, 2011 |  9:49 am

Three teenagers were arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of murder in what San Diego police say was a robbery attempt involving a phony advertisement on Craigslist.

The three males, all 17 years old, were arrested in the shooting death of an 18-year-old in the Paradise Hills neighborhood. The victim and his girlfriend had gone to buy an item advertised on Craigslist and instead were robbed of money and their cellphones, police said.

As the three teens sought to flee in their car, one fired a fatal shot at the 18-year-old, police said. The three were arrested within an hour, after a search of the neighborhood by police, police dogs and a police helicopter.


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