Despite Twitter notifications, RSVPs, raffles and 8 am purchases in the daylight to deter crime and unrest over Air Jordan XI “Bred” release, incidents were still bound to happen.
Like this attempted robbery/shooting from the Houston area this morning.
From Houston Chronicle:
A man was critically wounded in a shooting and crashed his car into a natural gas line Friday morning after two suspects apparently wanted to steal his newly purchased Air Jordans in northwest Harris County, officials said.
The victim was discovered shot about 10:40 a.m. in the 1700 block of Plumwood near Hallfield, said Mark Herman, chief deputy of the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office.
Herman said the victim and another man had just returned home after they bought Air Jordan XI “Bred” tennis shoes Friday morning. As they were getting out of their car, two men in a gold vehicle drove up, approached and demanded their new shoes.
One of the victims ran away. The other was shot trying to drive away.
A neighbor, Sharon Richardson, said she was in her bedroom when she heard several shots in the street. She grabbed her own handgun and went outside and said she saw one of the victims running away. She said he told her that the suspects had tried to rob them of their shoes, and she called 911.
“It’s sad,” Richardson said. “It’s heart-wrenching.”
The suspects sped away in the gold vehicle after the shooting and it was unclear if they had taken a pair of the Air Jordans. One pair remained at the crime scene, in a white plastic bag on the lawn.
The latest style of the popular court shoe, Air Jordan XI “Bred,” was released in stores Friday morning.
It was earlier believed that the wounded man had been a victim in a home invasion but that was later determined to be untrue, Herman said.
More details will be reported as the story develops.