Online seller shoots at armed robbers during sales meetup

A robbery took place during a meetup for an online sale in Mansfield on Wednesday night, according to the local police. Fortunately, there were no injuries that were reported from the incident despite the exchange of gunfire. This shooting occurred around 10:15 p.m. on June 12th near Sabine Trail and Newt Patterson Road. The victim had listed an item for sale online and had arranged to meet the buyer at their home. However, the situation quickly turned dangerous when three individuals emerged from the buyer’s vehicle, brandishing weapons and demanding the item.

As the victim engaged with the buyer, three assailants suddenly emerged from the buyer’s vehicle and aimed their weapons at the victim, demanding the item. In a twist of events, a family member of the victim stepped outside, prompting the victim to hand over the item to the suspects. Seizing the opportunity, the suspects swiftly fled the scene with the item in hand. In a desperate act of self-defense, the victim fired at the suspects’ vehicle, although it remains unclear whether the gunshot struck its intended target.

The police currently have the incident under investigation, and no further details have been released at this time. Mansfield, like other cities in North Texas, has established a designated exchange zone to ensure the safety of online transactions. The Mansfield exchange zone consists of two well-lit parking spaces located in front of the Mansfield Police Department, which are also monitored by surveillance cameras.

Utilizing designated exchange zones, such as the one in Mansfield, can significantly reduce the chances of encountering dangerous situations. The police investigation into the recent robbery is ongoing, and more updates will become available as their search continues for the armed robbers.