Dollar General worker shot in head after taking out trash, 911 caller says

A man was shot several times Oct. 15, 2020, outside the Dollar General store at 4000 Salem Ave. in Trotwood. MARSHALL GORBY/STAFF

Credit: Marshall Gorby

Credit: Marshall Gorby

A Dollar General worker was shot in the head outside the store after he took out the trash, a 911 caller told police dispatchers.

“Somebody in the parking lot told us to come in and call 911 that somebody’s been shot in the parking lot," the woman said. "They said he works there. He had just taken the trash out like two seconds before.”

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The victim was alert when police arrived at the Salem Avenue story and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Further details about his condition have not been released at this time.

Police received multiple calls about the shooting around 1:40 p.m. Thursday including one person who said the suspect was wearing dark clothes and blue medical gloves.

The caller also said the suspect got into a blue or gray Chevy Equinox.

A store employee who declined to be identified told the Dayton Daily News that a vehicle pulled up to the side of the building and shot the man in the head before leaning over him and shooting him three more times.

The worker said there was no robbery involved.

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Around 2 p.m., fire and K9 crews responded to the 1000 block of Shakespeare Avenue in Dayton for a black Chevy Equinox was fully engulfed in flames, according to dispatch records. It was not clear if the vehicle was related to the shooting.

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting. We will update this story as more information is available.

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