Fake Craigslist sale ends in gunfire, three in custody

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A man attacked when he responded to a Craigslist ad turned the tables on the would-be robbers, shooting two of the attackers. (KTRK)

A father and son were attacked by three men after they responded to a fake Craigslist ad.

Police said Robert Vanderwiel, 72, and his son, Jon Vanderwiel, 42, from Grand Rapids went to Battle Creek to buy a car that they found on Craigslist. But, police said three men attacked them where they were supposed to close a deal on the car, ABC affiliate WZZM-TV reports.

But Jon Vanderwiel didn't come unprepared. He had a gun and ended up shooting two of the attackers before all three suspects got away.

Police said one of the alleged attackers later called 911 from a nearby McDonald's restaurant to say he had been shot. Police found the other wounded man at a house. Both were transported to a local hospital for what police called non life-threatening injuries.

A third man was found a short time later. WZZM-TV says the suspects are 23, 20 and 19-years-old. Charges against them are pending.
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