Services Saturday for Lithonia man killed during Craigslist sale

Funeral arrangements have been announced for the Lithonia man shot to death Wednesday while trying to sell his iPhone.

Family and friends will gather at 11 a.m. Saturday at The Hand of the Lord International in Decatur to remember Jevon Nathan Freeman, a former Alabama State University basketball player who was shot around 6 p.m. Nov. 6 on Highway 85 while attempting to sell the phone he listed on Craigslist.

Clayton County investigators told Channel 2 Action News that Terrance Justin Dent gave Freeman $450 for his iPhone, shot him and ran away. Freeman, 25,  was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers were able to track down Dent, 18, by utilizing information from Craigslist. Dent admitted that he shot Freeman and handed the gun to his 17-year-old friend, Latrel Irving, police said.

Dent has been charged with murder. Irving has been charged with possession of a weapon by a minor.

According to WSFA-TV, Freeman was a guard on the Alabama State Hornets basketball team from 2007-2010.

Martha Freeman, his mother, told the Associated Press that her son used Craigslist to earn extra money to help his family.

Freeman’s fiance, Tynia Walker, said she warned him before meeting Dent.

“I remember telling him to be careful,” Walker told Channel 2. “He always said, ‘God got me.’ That was just something he lived by.”