HCSO Homicide investigators have arrested 3 individuals in connection to the Dec. 21, 2012 murder of Joshua Wood. Mr. Wood was killed by suspects demanding the pair of Air Jordan shoes he and a friend had just purchased.
All three suspects have been charged with capital murder. They are (photos attached as jpeg attachments):
Neal Bland DOB 12/21/1994
Anthony Wade DOB 5/7/1993
Keagean Arrington DOB 8/9/1993
The shooting happened Friday, December 21, 2012 at around 10:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Plumwood Dr.
According to investigators Mr. Wood and a friend (the driver) went to Willowbrook Mall to buy several pair of ‘Air Jordan’ shoes. They headed home in a vehicle.
As the driver pulled up to the front of his home, a vehicle pulled up in front of his car. An armed suspect exited the car and demanded the shoes that had been purchased.
The driver took off running on foot, with the suspect shooting after him, leaving Mr. Wood, the passenger, in the car. As the driver was knocking on a neighbor’s door looking for help, he heard another set of shots. According to investigators, those shots were fired at Mr. Wood in the car by the second suspect.
Mr. Wood, who was trying to get behind the wheel of the car to escape, drove away wounded. He crashed in between two houses and hit a gas line. He was taken to Houston Northwest Hospital where he died. The driver was not hurt.