A teenager seemed willing to kill a man for his limited edition Air Jordan sneakers, and instead died himself over the paltry status symbol.
Jawaad Jabbar, 16, of Middletown, Ohio, had traveled to Dayton Mall in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday to buy a pair of the popular athletic shoes.
But the shop sold out of them and the teenager 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.
Miami Township police are now studying mall surveillance video in their investigation of the fatal shooting.
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.