Police: Shooter used self-defense in teen's death at Dayton Mall
The shooting happened just outside of the hhgregg store around 10 a.m. (FOX19)
DAYTON, OH (FOX19) -
The man who shot and killed a teen at Dayton Mall as he was threatened at gunpoint will not be charged in the teen's death, the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office announced Friday.
On Dec. 20 around 10 a.m., 16-year-old Jawaad Jabbar was shot and killed after he tried to commit an armed robbery of an adult with a concealed carry license.
After investigation, authorities found that three teens approached two adult men and attempted to rob them of shoes at gunpoint.
Officials say after Jabbar pulled out a firearm, one of them men pulled out his own gun and shot the teen one time.
Jabbar died from those injuries.
According to Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr., investigators determined that the shooter was using self-defense in his actions. Therefore, the adult, who has not been identified by police, has been cleared of any felony criminal charges related to the shooting.
Two other juveniles--ages 16 and 17--were arrested for the crime and taken to the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center. Pending the outcome of the investigation, the 16-year-old could be charged with murder and aggravated robbery. Officials say, under Ohio law, a subject can be found responsible for any death that occurs during an aggravated robbery, including the death of an accomplice.
Authorities say there was insufficient evidence to prove that the 17-year-old was part of the crime. He was released, and at this time, is not charged in connection to the incident.
Miami Township Police Department continues to investigate. Once they complete their investigation, authorities will meet with detectives to review the evidence and determine what charges against the 16-year-old will be approved.