Suspect in shooting over shoes arrested


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Submitted: Fri, 09/13/2013 - 8:33pm
Updated: Fri, 09/13/2013 - 11:29pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say the man who shot another man over a pair of sneakers earlier this week is behind bars in Hamlet.

US Marshals arrested Tayshawn Lamons Robbins, 30, of Wilmington early this morning on warrants for robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Police issued warrants against Robbins shortly after they say he approached Joshua Shackelford in the 4700 block of Greentree Road Tuesday afternoon and demanded his sneakers. Shackelford says the man shot him in the foot and then took the shoes. Shackelford says he knew his attacker, because the two got into a fight a year ago.

Police say Robbins left Wilmington immediately after the incident. Police say the grey and white Nike shoes were valued at about $50.

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