Clark County Coroner identifies theft suspect 911 caller said killed in ‘self-defense’

Miami Valley News

CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – The Clark County Coroner identified the man that was shot and killed in Clark County during an attempted robbery at a Papa John’s pizza store in New Carlisle Sunday.

According to the coroner, the suspect was 21-year-old Gage Melton.

The shooting happened at the Papa John’s on the 400 block of North Main Street in New Carlisle.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said two suspects tried to rob the store just after 11 p.m. During that attempt, one of the suspects was shot and killed. The other suspect got away and officials said they are still looking for that person.

It is not clear who shot the suspect. The sheriff’s office said they are not releasing that information at this time, however, a 911 caller told dispatchers that the suspect was shot in self-defense after the suspects “came running in with weapons.” According to the caller, the suspects had a crowbar and a knife.

All of the workers inside of the building are safe. No one else was hurt in the incident.

2 NEWS will update this developing story as we receive more information.

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