DAYTON (WDTN) - The robbery suspect who a Dayton Police officer shot at on Tuesday, is now facing criminal charges.
30 year-old Rontay Cottrell is being held at the Montgomery County Jail on kidnapping, aggravated robbery and felonious assault charges.
2 NEWS investigated and found that Cottrell has never been convicted of a felony in Montgomery County. Since 2002, he has been found guilty of 14 various misdemeanors including various drug and traffic charges.
Sgt. Richard Blommel told 2 NEWS investigators are trying to figure out what prompted Cottrell to commit the more serious crime.
Police said they were tipped by a customer who walked into the North Main Street Super Duper store and saw Cottrell committing the armed robbery.
Uniformed and undercover officers, along with sheriff's deputies, surrounded the building. Investigators said when Cottrell tried to escape through the back door, a foot chase started.
During the chase, police said Cottrell looked back and pointed a loaded 9 millimeter gun toward one of the officers. That officer, who has not been identified, fired one shot that missed Cottrell.
Investigators told 2 NEWS the officer that fired the shot was working in plain clothes with the SoFast Task Force. He was wearing a tactical vest marked with "police" across the chest and back.
He will be put on paid administrative leave while the investigation proceeds. His name has not been released.
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