AIR JORDANS TRAGEDY: Joshua Woods, who was shot Friday morning in Harris County, TX, after he and another guy purchased newly released Air Jordan XI “Bred” sneakers, has died. According to the Houston Chronicle, Joshua Woods was trying to move from the passenger seat of a car to the driver’s seat to escape two armed men who demanded his new sneakers, which retail for about $185.
He and another man had bought several pairs of the newly released Air Jordan XI “Bred” sneakers earlier that morning at Willowbrook Mall and then drove home.
As the driver stopped at his house, a green four-door car pulled up in front of him, the sheriff’s office said. An armed man got out of the green car and demanded the newly purchased shoes, which retail for about $185. The driver took off running, with the armed man shooting at him, leaving Wood, the passenger, behind.
As the driver knocked on a neighbor’s door for help, he heard more gunfire, which turned out to be another man firing shots at Wood. Although wounded, Wood slid behind the wheel and drove away. He crashed between two houses, hitting a gas line, the sheriff’s office said. Source
Joshua Woods later died at the Houston Northwest Hospital. Um, there are no words to adequately express my disgust and the level of depravity some people have sunk to over sneakers. What a disgrace.