Links Roundup: Killed for $200 Nikes

Just hours after David Lee Robinson was found shot in Northeast DC Sunday, Mayor Vincent Gray took to the pulpit at an event to speak out against gun violence and told those gathered that Robinson was killed for his sneakers.

Reported Fox5’s Paul Wagner:

David Lee Robinson went out Saturday night dressed in a pair of Nike shoes his mother bought for him less than two months ago.

Just after 2 a.m. Sunday, D.C. Police say the 19-year-old Robinson and another man were standing at a bus stop at the intersection of 58th Street and Foote Street in Northeast waiting for the U8 bus when a small grey or silver SUV pulled up and the men inside announced a stickup.

There was an exchange of gunfire and Robinson fell dead. When police arrived, they found Robinson shoeless with a gun nearby.

Added WTOP:

We are searching for a vehicle and are asking the assistance of the public in trying to locate the vehicle,” says Lt. Robert Alder with D.C. Police.

It’s a small gray or silver 4-door SUV, and we believe the vehicle would have some bullet holes in it and probably some broken glass,” he says.

We don’t have any information that suggests that this was not a stranger-on-stranger robbery,” Alder says.

Watch video reports from Fox5, WJLA, WUSA and NBC Washington below.

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