MARIETTA, Ga. (CBS ATLANTA/AP) — Clark Atlanta University says the killing of a junior chemistry major is a “devastating” loss for the school.

Police in suburban Atlanta say three people have been arrested in the death of 21-year-old James Jones Jr., who was looking to buy an iPhone from a seller on Craigslist.

Marietta Police spokesman David Baldwin says Jones was robbed and fatally shot Monday night after responding to an ad for an iPhone 6.

Baldwin says 18-year-old Jordan Baker, 19-year-old Jonathon Myles and 21-year-old Kaylnn Ruthenberg are jailed on felony murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery charges.

“He was a great man- well-dressed, humble; he really represented the school well. I’m just sad he had to leave this way,” Clark Atlanta University student Brenard Williams told WSB-TV Atlanta.

Late last month another Georgia murder was linked to Craigslist when the bodies of a couple were found in a small farming town in South Georgia. The couple vanished after going to meet someone to buy a vintage car they found on Craigslist.

Clark Atlanta said in an email to students that it’s reaching out to family and friends of Jones, who was a native of Daytona Beach, Florida, before finalizing any memorial tributes.

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