A robbery victim was shot and lost control of a car, crashing into a northwest Harris County home Friday. The crooks were after his new Air Jordan shoes.
The crash happened shortly before 11 a.m. at a house in the 1700 block of Plumwood.
Investigators said two men had just returned from a shopping mall with new Air Jordan Retro 11 Breds when they were approached by two men in a green car who demanded the sneakers.
One of the victims jumped out of the car and escaped to safety. The other victim got behind the steering wheel and drove off, but the suspects fired at his vehicle, hitting him in the head, officials said. The victim then crashed his car into the side of the house on Plumwood and severed a gas line. He was hospitalized in critical condition.
"It has shaken me up because it's my neighbor, my neighbor's son, and I think of him as my own son, you know?" Joe Camarillo said. "What's this world coming to? It doesn't make sense."
Camarillo's wife was home when the car slammed into their house.
"I say she escaped death today and it bothers me," Camarillo said.
She was not injured.
The suspects escaped. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.