Antonio Maurice Boykin, a 15-year-old boy from Jacksonville, is being charged as an adult for attempted murder, and it’s all over a pair of Jordans.
In a story out of Jacksonville, a 15-year old teen named Antiono Maurice Boykin is being charged as an adult with attempted murder and shooting deadly missles in a robbery over a pair of sneakers. Officials say, Boykin, made contact with a 19-year old woman who was attempting to sell a pair of Jordans, presumably the Air Jordan XI Retro “Legend Blue” based on the article’s description, via Facebook. The parties agreed to meet and the female, who arrived in a vehicle accompanied by two men, met with Boykin who was waiting at the site with two friends.
The woman handed the shoes over to Boykin for inspection – who was then advised by one of his friends to not spend the money on it – to which Boykin is reported to have said he’d buy what he wanted and proceeded to tell the woman, “you got bucked” as he pulled out a gun and pointed it at the woman and men in the vehicle. Another boy revealed a gun stashed in his waistband and the woman sped off but not before Boykin opened fire striking the vehicle once in the taillight.
Police were able to find Antonio and make an arrest after using the information exchanged in Facebook messages.
Fortunately, no one was killed this time. Still, sneaker violence needs to come to an end.
SOURCE: Complex | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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