AFRICANGLOBE – A Texas man who crashed a car last week after being shot over a pair of popular Air Jordan sneakers has died.
He was identified as Joshua Wood, 22, and no one has been arrested in his death, authorities said Wednesday.
Wood was shot about 10:30 a.m. Friday in the 1700 block of Plumwood near Hallfield in northwest Harris County.
He was trying to move from the passenger seat of a car to the driver’s seat to escape two armed men demanding his new Nike Air Jordans, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
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.
Wood was taken to Houston Northwest Hospital, where he died.
The driver was not hurt.
Anyone with information about the two gunmen should call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).