An off-duty NYPD officer fatally shot one of two men who allegedly were trying to rob him Monday night during a Craigslist scam in Queens, reports WABC.
The officer was held up around 10:30 p.m. while responding to a Craigslist ad for a used white BMW, according to the New York City Police Department.
The officer met two other men on 145th Road in Springfield Gardens where they started to haggle over the supposed price of the BMW. One man pulled out an air pistol and took the off-duty officer's wallet, police said.
The officer pulled out his service weapon and fired several times, hitting the suspect in the leg and torso, police said.
The suspect, identified as Devon Holder, 30, of Brooklyn, was pronounced dead at Jamaica Medical Center. A second man jumped into the BMW and fled the scene. Police are still looking for him.