Teen Killed Over a Pair of Nike Zoom Rookies


A young man shot to death on a D.C street apparently was the target of a robber who wanted his $200 Nike sneakers, police said. David Lee Robinson, 19, clad in a pair of white Nike Zoom Rookies, was standing in the 5800 block of Foote Street NE shortly before 2:30 a.m. when at least one robber with a handgun got out of a sport-utility vehicle, police said.

It would appear that he was shot probably after he was robbed, but it’s also possible that he got shot prior to being robbed,” a D.C. police homicide supervisor, Lt. Robert Alder, said Monday.