20-year-old Desmond Paige of Fort Worth, Texas tried to run a scam on the wrong person. Paige posted on Craigslist that he had a phone for sale. A buyer responded and the two arranged to meet near a Metro PCS store.
As the transaction got underway, Paige pulled a gun and tried to rob the would be buyer. Instead the buy, a concealed carrier, drew his gun and opened fire. In the exchange of gunfire, the buyer was struck in the hand and the arm.
Paige, however, was struck multiple times in the chest. He died at the scene.
As is sadly common, Paige was recently released from prison after serving time for a violent crime and was on parole.