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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

CBS Baltimore Staff