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January 3rd, 2012
Kids Getting Shot Over Shoes

 A teenager says he was shot over Air Jordan sneakers in Redford.  Police are looking now for two teenage suspects.

19-year-old Matthew David is walking with crutches and has a .22 caliber bullet still lodged in his hip.

He was staying at a friend's house in the 19900 block of Denby in Redford when he says two thieves walked in with a gun around 3:30 a.m.

"We were just chilling there listen to music, having fun, and these two kids just [came] down, one with a bandana, one with a gun, just saying like give me all your money and your cell phones and just … pointing the gun at us saying they were going to kill us if we moved," David explained. "Then...I just started freaking out, like you're going to take my life...over some money?"

David says he confronted the gunman and got into a struggle, which led to the shooting.

"I just...stood up and the kid...tried just like hitting me. I kind of moved out of the way and like pushed him, then...the kid with the gun just said, "I'm going to kill you," David said. "I just looked at him in the eyes. I just put my hands up, and he just went to my head with the gun. Then, he went lower and shot me in the hip."

The gunman and his accomplice took off. The teens believe they were targeted because the boy who lives at the home had several pairs Air Jordan sneakers, which were stolen along with wallets, cell phones and watches.

The two suspects police are looking for are described as black males between the ages of 16 and 18. One is 5'8" tall and weighs 150 pounds. The other six feet tall and weighs 160 pounds. They're said to be driving a white, full size GM pickup truck.

"They're dangerous enough to shoot someone over some shoes...so obviously they're not thinking," David told us. "What if ...instead of my mom being called that her son's shot, but if he's okay, what if she got a call that he's dead?"

"I should've just stood there and just let them take everything, but … my adrenaline just was crazy."

Thankfully, David is expected to recover. Police are working to catch the two thieves involved.




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