Last Updated on August 12, 2021
Video footage from Los Angeles, California shows a man who worked for a local shoe store being shot to death on a busy street corner in front of at least two dozen witnesses. The shooter then casually strolls away among the crowd while onlookers videotape the incident and yell “Oh my god.”
The video was posted to Twitter by the Libs of Tik Tok Twitter account, which captioned the post, “Graphic Footage: An employee at a Los Angeles shoe store was fatally shot in broad daylight over a pair of sneakers. This is Newsom’s California.” Another angle of the incident was posted shortly after.
Another angle of the shooting: pic.twitter.com/zDGoKIUmv8
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) August 12, 2021
The LAPD wrote in a Twitter statement, “Shooting in Fairfax District: Around 12:27 PM ofcrs responded to ADW shooting at 7700 block Melrose AVE 1 male victim taken to hospital later died. Suspect described as a male Hispanic, 20’s short hair blk shirt, blk shorts, blk shoes.”
Shooting in Fairfax District: Around 12:27 PM ofcrs responded to ADW shooting at 7700 block Melrose AVE 1 male victim taken to hospital later died. Suspect described as a male Hispanic, 20’s short hair blk shirt, blk shorts, blk shoes.
— LAPD PIO (@LAPDPIO) August 11, 2021
ABC7 News reports, “A sign in the store window indicates the raffle was for a pair of Nike Dunk Low sneakers in Black Multi Camo color scheme,” adding “Nike is expected to release the sneaker to the public on Aug. 18, for a retail price of $110, though some online sellers are already listing it for $150.”
The shooting reportedly stemmed from an argument between store employees and prospective customers about how the raffle for the free Nike sneakers was being conducted, and the victim was an employee who had tried to intervene and de-escalate an increasingly heated argument outside the store shortly before arriving for his shift.
Crime rates first started drastically spiking in the United States during the violent George Floyd riots that ravaged cities across the country in the summer of 2020. Under Democrat President Joe Biden, the rate of violent crime has continued to rise, fueled by what many regime critics point to as as a preoccupation with investigating “white supremacists” instead of violent criminals.