By Marybel Rodriguez

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Brian Brown was 19 and looking forward to the next step in his young life.

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Brian Brown in uniform at a North Miami Beach High School football game. (Courtesy of Craig Brown/Father)

The teen had just graduated from North Miami Beach Senior High School and was headed to Merced College in California on a full scholarship to play football.

Instead, Brown’s life was cut short Wednesday afternoon as he attempted to sell some video games to a buyer he met on Craigslist.

“He tried to rob him,” said the victim’s father, Craig Brown. “He tried to take it away from him. I guess he got into a scuffle. He shot him.”

The shooting happened at 3:04 p.m. in the area of N.E. 177th Street and N.E. 9th Avenue.

Miami-Dade Police are asking anyone who may know something about the deadly robbery to contact Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS. Anonymous tips leading to an arrest can earn up to $3,000.


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