HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) - A Huber Heights movie theater manager and mother of three was shot in an apparent robbery attempt Wednesday night.
Officers told 2 NEWS that around 10:30, 22-year-old Anika Emmanuel was getting into her car at the Danbarry Cinemas on Waynetowne Boulevard with the nightly deposit bag when she was approached by what she described as a black male who shot her.
Emmanuel called Huber Heights police, telling them she'd been shot, then managed to drive herself about a mile to the Huber Heights police station on Taylorsville Road where officers found her in the front parking lot with a gunshot wound in her right side. She was taken to a local hospital and immediately taken into surgery. She is listed in critical condition.
"It's very brave to get herself in and out of this situation and it potentially saved her life," says Huber Heights Police Chief Rob Schommer.
Back at the theater, officers secured the scene looking for clues as to who shot her. A K-9 unit was brought in and they searched the theater and the surrounding area.
Police hope Emmanuel will be able to give them information that will lead to the shooter because they say right now they don't have a lot to go on.
"We don't know how old," Schommer says. "We don't know any other physical descriptions or anything."
Those who know Emmanuel tell us mother of three boys was outgoing.
She was part of the Miamisburg World Guard until graduating in 2008.
She was taking classes at Kettering College with plans to go into nursing.
In a statement the college's dean says Anika was a "model student".
The school wishes her a full and speedy recovery.
If you have any information that can help police with this investigation, call Crime Stoppers at 222-7867.
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