Killed – Desmond Paige (Fort Worth, TX)


FORT WORTH — A suspected robber was killed and his intended target was hospitalized with minor injuries in a shooting Tuesday afternoon outside a southeast Fort Worth business, officials said.

Desmond Paige, 20, of Fort Worth was pronounced dead at 1:08 p.m. in the parking lot of a business in the 7400 block of Wichita Street, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office reported.

Investigators believe the two men met because one of them had advertised on Craigslist that he was buying cellphones. Paige tried to rob the other man, police said.

The robbery target, who was not identified, was a licensed concealed-handgun carrier, police said.

A 20-year-old man was shot dead in Fort Worth on Tuesday afternoon after he tried to rob another man during a Craigslist deal, police said.

Police responded to a shooting call around 1 p.m. on Tuesday and found Desmond Paige, 20, dead from multiple gunshot wounds outside a Metro PCS store in the 7400 block of Wichita Street.

The other man, who had a conceal-carry gun permit, also had a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital. Police said it’s unclear whether Paige shot the man, or if he shot himself.

The two men had met to make a deal for a cell phone one of them had advertised on Craigslist, police said.


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