Authorities have identified the man killed early Saturday morning while allegedly trying to rob people in line to buy sneakers from a Little Five Points boutique.
Sandy Ezzard, 36, died on the scene after being shot several times outside the clothing store Wish on Moreland Avenue, DeKalb County Medical Examiners officials said.
About 20 people were waiting in line for the store to open in hopes of purchasing a pair of the new $180 LeBron James basketball shoes, the LeBron X EXT.
According to police reports, Ezzard and another individual approached the line outside Wish, at 447 Moreland Avenue.
Ezzard, police said, pulled a handgun on the group and ordered them to “give it up,” and not to move.
That’s when one of the customers un-holstered his own pistol and fired several shots, striking Ezzard several times, according to police reports.
Ezzard tried to flee, but succumbed to his wounds and collapsed not far from Wish.
It is unclear what happened to the second would-be robber who accompanied Ezzard.
According to Georgia Department of Corrections and Fulton County jail records, Ezzard has been arrested several dozen times dating back to 1998 — including a pair of convictions — for charges ranging from attempting to enter a vehicle and cocaine possession to robbery, making terroristic threats and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
No charges have been filed against the man who allegedly shot Ezzard — 31-year-old Marvin Lorenzo Jones of Warner Robins. It is unclear whether he will face any charges.
Jones could not be reached for comment.
Police continue to investigate.
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