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Man Fatally Shot At Golden Ring Shopping Center Attempted To Rob Shooter During Meet Up To Buy Shoes From Online Sales App, Police Say

ROSEDALE, Md. (WJZ) — Police now know that the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Rosedale man in the parking lot of the Golden Ring Shopper Center Sunday night happened as a result of an attempted robbery during an online selling transaction.

Kumar Burney, who was killed by gunfire, had arranged to buy an "expensive pair of shoes" from the seller on a popular selling app. The two met in the parking lot in the 6400 block of Petrie Way on Sunday.

During the transaction, Burney tried to rob the seller, police said, and the seller pulled out a handgun and shot Burney once in the upper body, then called 911 and stayed at the scene.

Officers found Burney lying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound, found a loaded handgun on him before he was taken to an area hospital and pronounced dead.

Investigators interviewed and then released the seller, who they said is cooperating with the investigation.

Once detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit have concluded their investigation the case will be reviewed by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office.

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