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Teen indicted in fatal Dayton Mall shooting

The shooting happened just outside of the hhgregg store around 10 a.m. (Photo: FOX19 NOW) The shooting happened just outside of the hhgregg store around 10 a.m. (Photo: FOX19 NOW)
DAYTON, OH (FOX19) - A Middletown teen was indicted Thursday for his connection in the attempted robbery of two shoppers and a fatal shooting of a juvenile outside the Dayton Mall in December.  

According to Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr., 16-year-old Keyan Moore, of Middletown, was indicted on one count involuntary manslaughter and one count of robbery.

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 an investigation, authorities found that Jabbar, Moore and a 17-year-old 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 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.

The Miami Township Police Department says an investigation showed that Moore participated in the attempted robbery. Under Ohio law, an individual is culpable for any death that occurs during the commission of a 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 and was released from the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center. At this time, the 17-year-old is not charged in connection to the incident.    

Moore will be arraigned on April 16 at 8:30 a.m. 

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