Channel 11 learned from Ross Township police that a Facebook Marketplace sale of expensive sneakers resulted in an armed robbery and the arrest of three teens.
At around 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, Ross Township police were called to Chick-fil-A on McKnight Road for a report of a person being threatened with a gun.
The 21-year-old victim told police he was meeting with Amare Gee, 17, of Pittsburgh, in the Chick-fil-A parking lot to sell him Air Jordan 1 Lows shoes for $800. The victim said Gee attempted to pay him through an app but the payment didn’t go through.
A person later determined to be Davonte Jones, 16, of Kennedy, allegedly pulled out a gun and said, “We ain’t paying. Get outta here” before Gee, Jones and the driver of a Chevrolet Impala, later determined to be Rashan Farrow-Russell, 18, of Pittsburgh, pulled away.
At that point, the victim returned to his car and told his dad what happened.
Channel 11′s Lori Houy spoke with the victim over the phone, about the terrifying moments that happened next.
He asked that we not use his name.
“My dad was like, ‘Where are the shoes and payment?’ And I was like, ‘They just pulled a gun on me.’ And that’s whenever my dad proceeded to get out of the car and chase after the car, and they ended up hitting him and he jumped up and rolled on the hood of the car. And then he memorized the license plate,” the victim said.
Officers spotted the Impala near the Big Lots on McKnight Road and detained Gee, Jones and Farrow-Russell. They got a search warrant for the car and found a stolen pistol inside, according to court documents, and the Air Jordans.
They are each charged with robbery and conspiracy. Jones is also facing a gun charge and Farrow-Russell is facing traffic violations, including driving without a license.
Jones and Gee are charged as adults.
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