Teenager Shot Dead When Trying to Rob Sold-out Air Jordan

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Jawaad Jabbar was shot dead when robbing a pair of Air Jordan

A teenager was shot dead by another shopper after he tried to rob him of his limited edition Nike Air sneakers at gunpoint.

Jawaad Jabbar, 16, a student and athlete at Middletown High School, had traveled to Dayton Mall in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday to buy a pair of the popular Air Jordan athletic shoes.

But the shop sold out of them and Jawaad Jabbar became desperate to get hold of a pair. Police said the teen along with two friends spotted two men outside  — one of whom had just bought a pair of the sneakers — and pulled a gun.

However, the shopper was also carrying a gun - and had a permit for it - and shot Jabbar, who died a short time later of a gunshot wound to his torso, authorities said.

Seargeant Jay Phares spoke at the news conference
Police Chief Ronald Hess said an initial investigation showed that the teens were outside on a sidewalk when the two men left the mall carrying newly bought shoes.

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.



Police haven't released the identity of the man who fired the shot, and are still investigating his actions.

Jawaad Jabbar's shocked father, Wallace Jabbar, told The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News he was 'obviously devastated' over his son's death as he had been out of town working.

The sold out Air Jordan which cost Jawaad Jabbar‘s life to get
A spokesman for Nike's Jordan Brand said in a statement Tuesday that it encourages people seeking its products to do so in a 'safe and respectful' way.

Air Jordan may be precious, but it's not worth a life.

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