A man was shot at the skating rink at Bryant Park last night over his Marmot Mammoth "Biggie" jacket, reports the Business Insider. Cops have now taken 16-year-old Corey Dunton in for questioning, with charges still pending, according to The New York Times.
Dunton allegedly shot Javier Contreras, 20, after Contreras refused to give up his coat. He was hit in the arm and the hip, but should recover, the police say. An innocent bystander, Adonis Mera, 14, was also shot, though his recovery is still uncertain—he may not walk again, cops say.
This isn't the first time the notorious "Biggie", a $630 jacket that was sold exclusively through Paragon Sports but was discontinued last year (a Paragon Sports sales rep told the Daily News that the remaining stock went on sale for $200, and sold out a few weeks ago), has been the cause of such crimes. In 2010, Mailk Jenkins, was struck by two cars after three men tried to steal his coat. The trio were indicted the following year for the 18-year-old's death. Earlier this year, Raphael Ward, 16, was shot in the chest on the Lower East Side. also over the same jacket.
According to the Post, Dunton refused to answer questions and requested a laywer. "He thinks he's a gangster," a source told Post, "He think he's a real tough guy." And following the shooting, Dunton voiced his thoughts on his Facebook, which has been taken down since. "FEDS AT MY DOOR IM GOIN OUT WITH A BANG!!!!!!! TAKE MY SOUL," one post read.
“LOVE ALL MY REAL N—AS ALL MY REAL SHORTYS FEDS TRIEN KICK DOWN MY DOOR ITS OVER WERE DO I GO FROM HEREEEEE MANNNNN DO I END MY LIFE IDK WAT TO DO I F–KED UP," another one said.
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