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The violence against Air Jordan’s limited editions continues to be a problem in 2021. Things turned deadly when a Mississippi teenager shot and killed his friend over a coveted pair of sneakers.
NBC12 reports that 16-year-old Cassius Vaughn Hanzy was arrested for opening fire and punching a 17-year-old after the two argued over a pair of Air Jordan sneakers earlier today. Police responded to the shooting on Block 100 of 29th Street just after 11 p.m. Saturday night.
âDuring the investigation, police said they learned that Hanzy, 16, had fired a firearm from a vehicle several times, hitting a 17-year-old. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he eventually died from his injuries. “
No word on which pair of Jordans was the subject of the argument (a detail sneakerheads tend to want to know), but regardless, no one’s life is worth taking just for leather and rubber that goes on your feet. Anybody.
The murder comes weeks after a teenage boy was assaulted in New York City over a pair of Air Force 1. Luckily for the teenager, a heroic UPS driver stepped in and kept him from losing her. life because he was diabetic and was losing consciousness as he lay on the floor.
In recent years, the sneaker game has gone from crazy to violent as the resale values ââof some sneakers have turned them from fashion accessories to sacks of cash on the toes. Add to this the fact that quantities are limited and purchasing methods have been relegated to raffles and raffles, heads on the streets tend to turn to the wolves when they see a potential paycheck passing by.
Now that Jordan and Nike are collaborating with Dior, Travis Scott, Virgil Abloh, and other big names in the game, you can all expect to see more stories like this in the near future. SMH.