Surveillance footage released from Dayton Mall shooting

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) – New video shows the moments just before a deadly shooting outside the Dayton Mall last month.

Officials say the three Middletown 16-year olds were involved in an attempted robbery outside of the mall. The three teens followed two adults who had recently bought a new pair of Jordan sneakers.

Jawaad Jabbar, the alleged leader of the attempted robbery, was shot and killed by one of the adults who holds a concealed carry permit.

Before the shooting, Police say Jabbar told his two friends, he was going to ‘jack somebody’s shoes’.

One of those friends is now charged with involuntary manslaughter and robbery. Prosecutors declined to file charges against the third teen.

In court today, one of the adults who was present during the robbery said the following:

“He pulled a gun out and showed us and said I need it all.”
ATTORNEY: Said I need it all?
“Yes sir.”

The 16-year old defendant said the following:

ATTORNEY: Did you ever talk about robbing someone for their shoes?


ATTORNEY: Were you concerned someone was coming after you?

DEFENDANT: “Yeah, I was scared”.

Judge Nick Kuntz has taken the case under advisement. We will keep you updated as the story develops. 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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