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The incident started when the manager of the shop, which operates overnight, returned to the business with an employee and their car was approached by two individuals, said Capt. Dan Heath of the Trotwood Police Department.
When the employee got out of the car, one of the individuals pointed a gun at him, and the manager, whose identity has not been released, shot the suspect, Heath said.
A 911 call obtained by a public records request captured the intense moments after the shooting
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“I just shot a guy,” the caller said. “He robbed my workers and pulled a gun on us. I pulled the trigger before he did,” the caller said.
The second suspect fled on foot. Officers searched for him briefly.
The suspect who was shot was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, where he died, Heath said.
The business owner told officers that the previous day two suspicious people were at a gas station near the business, but later fled when police were called, Heath said.
The owner believes those were the same individuals who returned to his business.
The identity of the deceased suspect has not yet been released.
This is the sixth homicide of the year in Trotwood, according to Montgomery County Coroner’s Office statistics.