Prior coverage above: Aggravated robbery at Kettering Meijer leads to off-duty officer-involved shooting
KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) — Three different investigations are underway after a group of men allegedly abducted a woman Sunday afternoon and forced her to come to this Meijer, leading to an off-duty officer shooting one of the suspects.
During a press conference Monday afternoon, Kettering Police detailed the extent of each investigation. The Tactical Crime Suppression Unit is conducting the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.
“We have the officer involved shooting, which there was a span of time that left from there,” said John Davis, the public information officer for the TCSU. “So we have everything that happened at the conclusion of that foot pursuit when shots were fired.”
Davis said that with Kettering Police handling the investigations into the robbery attempt at Meijer and the earlier abduction, many details weren’t available to the TCSU.
The timeline of events Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, in Kettering
At approximately 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Riverside Police responded to Burkhardt Avenue on a report of an abduction. Officials said three men took a woman and fired shots.
While police were searching for the suspects, Kettering Police got word of an aggravated robbery at the Meijer on Wilmington Pike.
One of the suspects allegedly took the woman into the store and demanded she withdraw money from her account. The suspect ran away as Kettering Police gave chase.
An off-duty officer confronted the suspect in the backyard of a home on Tangent Drive. Police said the suspect had a gun and refused the officer’s commands, leading to the officer opening fire.
The suspect remains in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The woman who was allegedly abducted did not suffer any injuries.
Police have not located the other two men involved in the alleged abduction and robbery.