Craigslist is a terrific site in many ways. But it has a terrible safety record. While Craigslist has facilitated millions of transactions, not all of them go well. Rip-offs, robberies or rapes related to Craigslist are reported almost every day. And the rate of killings tied in some way to Craigslist is staggering. The list below is not necessarily complete (sadly). We also have broken down the types of killings; how the victims were lured to their deaths, and more. It’s a devastating story.

We highlight these killings only because we believe Craigslist should do much more to promote safety among its users, and because SafeTrade is the best way to stay safe when you’re trading in person through Craigslist or any other Internet site.

Monday, April 18, 2016

No. 103 Dad shot in front of girl during Craigslist gun sale

No. 103
April 2016
City: Kansas City, MO
Victim: Jake Bratner

Friends of a Missouri man shot to death in front of his young daughter say he was attempting to sell a gun to someone he met through Craigslist,reports CBS affiliate KCTV.
Jake Brantner was gunned down at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, while his 10-year-old daughter sat in his car watching. Police confirmed that they believe the 39-year-old arrive to the parking lot to sell a handgun, friends have said it was a Craigslist transaction.
An alleged eyewitness who among throngs of fans filing toward Kauffman Stadium to watch the Kansas City Rolyals told KCTV that Brantner may have fired back at his attacker. He had a gun in his hand when police arrived.
No arrests have been made, and police have not said if a description of any suspect or vehicle will be made available.