Man Killed After Posting BMW for Sale Online

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    A man in Reading, Berks County is accused of killing a man for his car after finding him through a Craigslist ad. (Published Thursday, Apr 10, 2014)

    An eastern Pennsylvania man is facing homicide charges in connection with the death of a man who was selling his car online.

    Police said 27-year-old Tyrell Young of Reading has been charged in the fatal shooting of 41-year-old Eric Ervin of Coopersburg.

    Ervin was found dead of a gunshot wound Tuesday in an Allentown trailer that housed his auto detailing business.

    The victim's girlfriend told police that he had been talking to a man about his Craigslist ad listing his 2003 silver BMW 745i for sale.

    Police checked Ervin's phone records and used a satellite trace to find the cell phone.

    That led them to the car, and Young.

    Young is charged with homicide, robbery, theft and a weapons charge.