Attempted robbery turns fatal for the robber when the ‘victim’ turns out to be armed

A teenager who thought armed robbery was a good idea to pick up a pair of Air Jordans for Christmas found out just how bad it was over the weekend when he picked a victim who happened to have a concealed weapons permit.

Unfortunately for him, it was the last thing he learned.

The $200 sneakers were being sold at a limited sales event held at the Hhgregg shoe store at a mall in Dayton, Ohio. Police say Jawaad Jabbar, 16, showed up too late.

Not being able to purchase the the $200 shoes, Jabbar and his friends went outside and attempted to rob a man who had just bought a pair.

When one of the gang displayed a firearm outside the mall, the intended victim shot once and killed Jabbar, police said.

“The person who he tried to take the shoes from had a valid carry concealed weapon permit through Ohio, and when he was threatened with a firearm he drew his firearm and discharged it into the juvenile, who then died as a result of a single gunshot wound,” said Miami Township, Ohio police Sgt. Jay Phares

Two other teens who were with Jabbar ran from the scene, police said.

The man who shot Jabbar stayed at the scene and does not face any charges, police 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,’” Phares said.

Until they defend themselves.


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