Mustafa Sheffield picked the wrong guy to try and rob.
Sheffield entered the shop that pays cash for gold and threatened to shoot the owners family if he didn’t fill up his backpack with money.
After filling the backpack the crook began to run away but the owner pulled out a gun and shot him one time.
Sheffield made it out of the store but died a short time later at a local hospital.
Newark, New Jersey police say the action looks like a simple case of self defense but the district attorney’s office will more than likely take a look before closing the case.
There were no other injuries.