A memorial fund for the family of a Hamline University student who was fatally shot while responding to a Craigslist ad has been set up by the Lyngblomsten Care Center in St. Paul.
Aung Thu Bo, 19, was a longtime volunteer at the nursing home at 1415 Almond Av.
Bo, who would have been a sophomore at the St. Paul college, was attempting to buy a cell phone from a man who had listed it on the online ad site. Bo was with his girlfriend when he met seller Steven E. Lewis on Friday afternoon in a parking lot in St. Paul's Dayton's Bluff neighborhood. The three got into a vehicle where Lewis allegedly tried to rob Bo and shot him.
Lewis was arrested a short time later. Bo was removed from life support Saturday at Regions Hospital.
Cards and gifts can be sent to the Aung Bo Memorial Fund at the Topline Federal Credit Union, 976 Lexington Av., St. Paul, Minn. 55103.