Boy Shot in Foot for Cutting Line for "Yeezy" Shoes: NYPD

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014  |  Updated 5:11 PM EDT
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Boy Shot in Foot for Cutting Line for "Yeezy" Shoes: NYPD

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A 14-year-old boy was arrested over the weekend after allegedly shooting another teen in the foot for cutting in a line for coveted $250 sneakers Saturday morning, police say.

The victim, a 15-year-old boy, was shot outside a Foot Locker on Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick about 6 a.m. as he and other customers waited outside the store for the chance to buy a pair of Nike Foamposite Pro Premium "Yeezy" shoes, named for Kanye West, police say.

After the boy cut in line, one of the customers left and returned with a handgun, police say. The shooter fired the gun four times, with one of the bullets hitting the 15-year-old in the foot.

The boy was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, according to the NYPD.

The 14-year-old boy, who wasn't identified, was arrested over the weekend and has been charged with first-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Earlier this month, there was nearly a riot after hundreds of people lined up outside a Soho sneaker store for the debut of a different model of Nike Foamposite sneakers, according to the New York Post. The store canceled the sale after customers got unruly.

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