Skip to comments.Shooter kills a robber in self-defense while waiting in line to buy LeBron Jamesí signature shoes
Posted on 06/23/2013 8:45:57 PM PDT by grundle
Full title: A shooter kills a would-be robber in self-defense while waiting in line to buy LeBron James signature shoes
Greedy shoe companies making select sneakers needlessly exclusive paired together with consumer exuberance, desperation, and American gun culture on Saturday long enough to cost one would-be alleged robber his life. Shoppers waiting in line to purchase the latest incarnation of LeBron James signature shoe outside Atlanta were being harassed by a reported pickpocket until one patron decided to pull a gun out and shoot the as-yet unidentified man in what is being considered a move motivated by self-defense.
Wayne Washington at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the story:
Witnesses told one man in line outside Wish, a clothing and shoe store on Moreland Avenue, pulled out a gun and shot the would-be robber.
The shooter then got back in line, according to Channel 2 Action News.
Police have not charged anyone and for now consider the shooting to be self-defense. No additional information was being released Sunday morning, said Officer John Chafee, an Atlanta Police Department spokesman.
Only 22 pairs of the sneakers were available, but that didnt stop nearly 50 shoppers from lining up hours before the store opened. The shooting took place at 5:30, five hours before Wish opened its doors to LeBrons fans.
One witness says the deceased got what he deserved. From the Journal-Constitution:
He [the shooter] really stood up for all of us, said Taylor White, who told Channel 2 that he was in line when the shooting happened. I salute the homie that did that.
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“American gun culture...” and global warming.
Perfect name for a company that people are willing to rob and murder for: GREEDY.
Do you think he really said that or is this a parody?
America has become a nation of greedy "gotta have it" idiots.
“and American gun culture”
Wow they don’t blame gang bangers, rap culture, steroid culture, fatherless family culture, street punk culture or ridiculous sports culture, no it’s the gun!
What other tool that man has made is blamed so much for the evil committed by man as the gun is? Or maybe this just another idiot journalist that uses hyperbole instead of original thought.
I assume you’ve been making similar posts on Black Friday for the last, well, forever?
As a matter of fact...yes. I went out shopping once with my son and daughter in law on “Black Friday” about 12 years ago. Never again.
“Greedy shoe companies”
Not stupid people buying them who can’t afford them!
Wonder how many were purchased using EBT cards.
I live near Little Five Points and I’m very grateful the robber is dead. We’ve had a lot of robberies on the east side of Atlanta recently. And a few weeks ago a young man who was a summa cum laude graduate of Georgia Tech was gunned down walking with friends to a neighborhood bar. Without concealed carry Atlanta would be another Chicago or New York.
Video of group waiting to buy the shoes. http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crime-law/cops-man-fatally-shot-attempting-to-rob-group/nYR7p/
“I salute the homie that did that.”
Yes, the young man said that. It’s on the video I just posted.
Right, it’s Capitalisms fault, the evil shoe company to blame.
No charges? I guess the shooter wasn’t a white Hispanic
They run out to spend all their welfare money on stupid tennis shoes?
Let’s just all start blaming the Chinese for inventing gunpowder.
Most of the NBA look and act like thugs. Lebron James spits out his mouth guard then suck it back in.
Chinese? I thought Obama was having NASA teach the muslim kids that muslims invented gun powder. You mean it Chinese? Unbelievable!
The shoes will have collector value as well (yes, there are people who collect them, and baseballs, and jerseys, and all sorts of sports stuff and special editions.)
1) one would-be alleged robber
1) Greedy shoe companies
2) needlessly exclusive [sneakers]
3) consumer exuberance
4) consumer desperation
5) American gun culture
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