JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 15-year-old Northside Jacksonville boy is being charged as an adult in a shooting over a pair of Michael Jordan sneakers.
A judge certified Antiono Maurice Boykin as an adult this week on charges of attempted murder and shooting deadly missiles, according to jail and arrest records. He is in jail on $1 million bail.
It started with a 19-year-old woman putting the shoes up for sale on Facebook and someone responded, according to the incident report. They agreed to meet Feb. 22 on East Seventh Street. When the woman drove up with two men that afternoon, three people were on bicycles awaiting her.
The woman gave the prospective buyer the white and baby-blue sneakers to look at, but one of his friends told him he shouldn’t spend the money on them, the report said. But he said he’d buy what he wanted, then told the woman “You just got bucked” and pointed a handgun at her and the two men. A second boy pulled up his shirt to reveal another gun in his pants.
The woman stepped on the gas pedal, and the prospective buyer fired at them hitting a taillight, the report said. Police tracked down Boykin after he was recognized in the Facebook response to the sneaker offer.