Man Shot and Killed Attempting to Sell Son’s Dirt Bike on Craigslist – UPDATE
UPDATE: 2/2/2017, 9:28 A.M. – Tampa Police have arrested the second teen, wanted in connection with Tuesday’s murder of James Beck. 17-year-old Dontae Johnson is charged with first degree murder, armed robbery, and discharging of a firearm in public.
TAMPA – A Pasco County man died last night after officials say he was ambushed and murdered while attempting to sell a dirt bike in Tampa.
According to reports, 44-year-old James Beck of Holiday drove to the intersection of N. 18th and 24th Ave around 7:00 p.m. last night, after his son posted an ad on Craigslist to sell his dirt bike.
Officials say after several communications with the potential buyer, he and his son loaded the bike on his truck and drove to Tampa. Once they met the two men, they immediately became aware that it was a robbery. That’s when one of the suspects shot Beck and fled the scene on the dirt bike. Beck died at the scene.
Tampa Police were able to identify and locate one of the suspects, 16-year-old Ramontrae Williams, near his residence and place him into custody. The stolen bike was also found nearby.
Williams is charged with First Degree Murder and Armed Robbery.
Police are still searching for the second suspect at this time.
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