On December 20, 16-year-old Jawaad Jabbar arrived at the mall too late to get a pair of limited edition Air Jordan athletic shoes, so he pulled a gun on a man who did get a pair and asked him to hand over the shoes. Instead of complying, the would-be victim–a concealed carry permit holder–pulled his own gun and shot the teen dead.
According to WDTN.com, police in Miami Township, Ohio, say that “three juvenile males approached two adult males outside the Dayton Mall around 10 a.m.” One of the juveniles then pulled a gun and “demanded merchandise from the adult males,” who had been at the mall for “a limited athletic shoe release sale.”
When the juvenile pulled his gun, one of the adults pulled his concealed carry handgun and shot the teen once, killing him.
Miami Township Police Sergeant Jay Phares believes the whole incident occurred because “the teen didn’t make it to the mall in time to get in line for shoes.” He said, “This was a random act of ‘I want something that person has and I’m going to take it from them by any means.’”