Dayton Mall shooting under investigation

FILE - Police investigate shooting outside of the Dayton Mall (WDTN Photo)
FILE - Police investigate shooting outside of the Dayton Mall (WDTN Photo)

MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — A man is dead after an altercations outside of the Dayton Mall.  The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office confirms the shooting victim is 16-year-old Jawaad Jabbar of Middletown.

It happened after 10 a.m. near HHGregg in the 2700 block of Miamisburg-Centerville Road.

The incident was dispatched as a shooting.

Miami Township Police and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene.

According to police, the incident stemmed from an altercation outside of one of the mall entrances.

“Some individuals who were inside shopping were preparing to leave when they were approached by some other individuals,” stated Sgt. Rex Thompson of Miami Township Police.

Medics rushed one person to the hospital. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said the man died at the hospital Saturday afternoon.

Despite the crime scene tape and the police cars, shoppers continued mulling in an out of the stores as police conducted their investigation.

Officers have not yet released the names of those involved and the circumstances behind the incident.

Police are still investigating. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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