On December 17th 31-year-old Nishant Patel of Indianapolis was shot and killed after trying to sell his iPhone on craigslist. Police say that Bryant “BeDo” Dowdy was the triggerman and that 18-year-old Dominique Clanton has also been charged with Mr. Patel’s murder.
Apparently, there is no honor among thieves because police say that Dowdy not only shot and killed Patel but shot both Dominique Clanton and Eric Clanton in order to eliminate all the witnesses. Eric Clanton did not survive his injuries.
Two people dead over a trendy piece of plastic. Such a waste. However, it does show once again just how dangerous doing any kind of business on craigslist still is. It’s not the online hippy commune of peace, love, and sharing that it once was. It’s now an online directory of potential victims.
UPDATE 4/21/2016: Dowdy has been convicted of murdering Nishant Patel and was already serving a 75-year-sentence for the shootings of the Clantons. Dominique Clanton pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit armed robbery.