Juvenile, 16, shot and killed shoe store employee after fight over Nike Dunk Low sneaker raffle: Police

Source: MEGA

Aug. 13 2021, Published 4:03 p.m. ET

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A teenager is under arrest after a fight broke out during a sneaker raffle in California, police said.

On Aug. 11, Shoe Palace on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles held the event around noon for the Nike Dunk Low sneakers in Black Multi Camo.

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"Investigators learned that employees had a conflict with a group of people regarding the shoe raffle. A co-worker telephoned Jayren Bradford and told him about the conflict,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.

“Bradford, an employee of the Shoe Palace, came to the store to assist co-workers. When he arrived, he was confronted by the group and the juvenile pulled out a gun and shot Bradford,” the LAPD claimed.

One eyewitness said it appeared Bradford was attempting to de-escalate the tense situation and was backing away when he was gunned down, L.A.'s KABC-TV reported.

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The alleged gunman then fled the scene in a car, police said.

Bradford was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead from his injuries.

“Extensive video was recovered and a thorough investigation was completed,” the LAPD said. “Numerous tips came in from the community on this case and was pivotal in the quick arrest.”

Detectives apprehend the 16-year-old male suspect almost exactly 24 hours after the shooting. The teenager was booked on suspicion of murder.

“[Jayren] just finished school, was just starting to get used to the California lifestyle, coming from Colorado as a young 20-year-old,” said Prince Williams, a relative of the victim. “It's just tragic that this happened.”


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