The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that an Atlanta man killed a would be robber, than got back in the line he was in to finish waiting to purchase a pair of sneakers.
Reports are that a large crowd of sneaker heads had been camped out for days waiting for the release of the new Nike LeBron X EXT sneakers that were released on Saturday.
According to reports, a would be robber with a handgun was going around threatening to pick pocket people and take their sneakers.
Another man who was waiting in line got out of line, shot the would be robber and got back in line to purchase his shoes.
Police have not charged anyone and for now say the shooting to be self-defense. No additional information was being released Sunday morning, according to Officer John Chafee, an Atlanta Police Department spokesman.
“He [the shooter] really stood up for all of us,” said Taylor White, who told Channel 2 that he was in line when the shooting happened. “I salute the homie that did that.”
The shooting took place at 5:30 a.m., but that didn’t stop shoppers and sneaker heads from remaining in line until the store opened at 11:30 a.m.