HCSO: Man shot for Air Jordans dies

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HOUSTON - A man who was shot and robbed for his new Air Jordan shoes on Friday has died, investigators said Monday.

Harris County sheriff's deputies 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 in the 1700 block of Plumwood and severed a gas line, detectives said.

The man was rushed to a hospital, where he later died.

The suspects escaped. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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