April 5, 2016 9:06 pm -


The Missouri man was buying a gun he saw on Craigslist.

Jake Brantner was fatally wounded about 8:30 p.m. Sunday after meeting a buyer for his handgun in a parking lot near Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City, reported KCTV-TV.

Police have not confirmed the circumstances that led to the shooting, but Brantner’s friends said the 39-year-old father had arranged a gun sale online.

Craigslist bans posts mentioning guns, but many users get around the rules by offering to buy, sell or trade weapons using euphemisms such as “items that go bang” to get around the prohibition…

Witnesses said the parking lot was crowded with Kansas City Royals fans on their way to a game, and they said Brantner may have returned fire in self-defense.



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