Cops: South Florida Man Shot While Trying To Sell Car

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say a South Florida man trying to sell his car was shot by the prospective buyer.

Boynton Beach Police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater says police called to the scene Sunday found the man standing next to his car and smoking a cigarette in spite of a gunshot wound to the upper left side of his chest.

The man told police he was selling his Cadillac and had taken a potential buyer for a test drive.

According to police, the buyer tried to rob the car’s owner at gunpoint.

The owner told police he defended himself with a knife concealed in his cane before he was shot. The buyer fled on foot.

Slater says the Cadillac’s owner was hospitalized and expected to live. Police are searching for the gunman.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

6 of the Best Ways to Spend Your Summer in Tampa BayTampa Bay is calling your name! Our beautiful area offers so much and this list is just a small segment of what Tampa Bay has in store for you this summer. Here are the best ways to spend your summer here in Tampa Bay.
Best Party Beaches Around Tampa BayIt's illegal to drink alcohol on most of Tampa Bay's beaches - unless you know about these next six locations.

Listen Live