Two men charged in killing over Air Jordan sneakers

Two men charged in killing over Air Jordan sneakers

Credit: Houston Police Department

Neal Bland, 18, is charged with capital murder while Kegan Arrington, 19, (pictured here) is charged with failure to report a felony and capital murder. Bland has been issued a no-bond, Arrington’s bond has not been set.

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by KHOU.com staff

kvue.com

Posted on December 29, 2012 at 4:15 PM

HOUSTON – Two suspects have been charged in the slaying of Joshua Wood, who died from gunshot wounds during an attempted robbery over a pair of Air Jordan sneakers.

Neal Bland, 18, is charged with capital murder while Kegan Arrington, 19, is charged with failure to report a felony and capital murder, according to court documents. Bland has been issued a no-bond, Arrington’s bond has not been set.

Both suspects will appear in court following the New Year.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said Wood, 22, was shot Dec. 21 as he tried to escape armed robbers who wanted the newly released Air Jordan XI “Bred” sneakers he had purchased earlier in the day. The shoes retail for about $185.

Wood drove off after being shot, trying to escape. He crashed between two houses, hitting a gas line.

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