Teen Killed By Facebook Marketplace Seller After Not Buying Car

A Pennsylvania teenager was shot to death by another teen in Baltimore after deciding not to buy a car he saw advertised on Facebook Marketplace. Carlos Carrazana Ricardo was killed after he and his friend made the trip down to West Baltimore to check out a 2006 Acura TL they saw on Marketplace. He ultimately decided not to buy it and was shot in the head while driving away, according to The Baltimore Banner.

Baltimore Police say Ricardo and his unidentified friend agreed to meet with the seller — 18-year-old Marques Harris — and his brother around 7:30 p.m. on November 26 to check out the TL. After looking over the car, Ricardo decided not to buy it, and they drove away. That’s when the men shot at the two of them 19 times from two different guns. Ricardo, who was driving, was shot in the head, The Banner reports. His friend then jumped in the driver’s seat and drove frantically while looking for help, and he eventually crashed the car. EMS took Ricardo to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he later died

Police learned Harris’ identity from Ricardo’s friend, and they executed a search warrant on his mother’s house where they found a Glock 9mm handgun. In an interview with detectives, Harris said he and his brother had left the area and also heard gunshots. However, that probably was a big fat lie. Police said surveillance footage from the area shows the car Harris and his brother were in leaving the scene of the shooting after ShotSpotter — a gunshot detection device — detected, you know, gunfire, according to The Baltimore Banner.

Harris has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and a few other gun charges, The Banner reports. Because he’s under 21 years old, he cannot legally own a handgun.

Ricardo was a senior at J.P. McCaskey High School In Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was a Cuban national who had only been in the U.S. for a year, according to Lancaster Online. He was a lover of cars, football and helping his family.

His family set up two GoFundMe sites to raise money for funeral expenses.

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