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Concealed Handgun Saves Christmas in Dayton


16 year old Jawaad Jabbaar pulled a gun on two shoppers who were leaving a mall in Dayton, Ohio. The shoppers had shoe boxes, and Jawaad apparently hoped the boxes held NIKE Air Jordans.

A concealed handgun saved Christmas for both men.

Jawaad Jabbaar will never rob anyone ever again.

From Fox News…

Police were studying mall surveillance video Tuesday in their investigation of the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Ohio boy authorities say tried to rob a shopper in his quest to obtain popular, limited-edition athletic shoes.

Miami Township police said a man with a concealed weapon permit fired his gun after he and another man were accosted Saturday morning by three teens on a sidewalk outside the Dayton Mall. Police said one teen had showed a gun.

Jawaad Jabbaar of Middletown died a short time later of a gunshot wound to his torso, authorities said.

Police said the two groups, the three teens and the two men, didn’t know each other, but had all had gone to the mall south of Dayton for Nike Air Jordan sales offered by multiple stores.

Police Chief Ronald Hess said Tuesday the stores had set up systems to avoid long, tense lines that have led to problems elsewhere when the popular brand has released new versions, and the three Middletown teens apparently missed out.

Police said the teens were outside on a sidewalk when the two men left the mall carrying newly bought shoes.

“They did have the boxes from the stores that were having the limited-edition sales,” Hess told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Police said Jabbar displayed a gun and demanded their merchandise, then the man with the concealed weapon permit pulled out his gun and shot him. No one else was injured.

The other two teens remained held in juvenile detention while the investigation continues. Police haven’t released the identity of the man who fired the shot, and are still investigating his actions.

“We’ll review the whole case with the county prosecutor, and if they determine he violated some law, then yes (he could be charged),” Hess said. There was no estimate on how long the investigation would take, he said.