Man found shot outside Springfield Kroger identified

Published: Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 6:31 PM
Updated: Monday, January 29, 2018 @ 6:31 PM

Man shot, found in Springfield Kroger parking lot

Update@6:31 p.m. (Jan. 29):

 The victim in the shooting has been identified as Eric M. Webster, 21, of the 20 block of west Euclid Avenue in Springfield.

He was shot in the lower jaw and chin area, according to a police report. Officers also found a baggie of suspected illegal drugs on the victim, the report said. 

Miami Valley Hospital officials acknowledged Monday evening that Webster is a patient, but they could not release any information about his condition.

UPDATE @ 11:55 p.m.

Police found a man down in the parking lot at Kroger on South Limestone Street around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

“Apparently it was some kind of disturbance,” Springfield police Chief Lee Graf said.

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He urged other customers in the parking lot at the supermarket, 1822 S. Limestone St., around the time of the shooting to contact police with information.

The victim was flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with injuries described as severe. 

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On Saturday morning, police were waiting for a representative from the post office to help them retrieve rounds in a mailbox at the scene, according to an officer in charge.

UPDATE @ 4:15 a.m. (Jan. 27):

Detectives are investigating after police found a man shot outside the Kroger on South Limestone Street in Springfield Friday. 

According to Sgt. Michael Curtis, the man was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center but was most likely transferred to Miami Valley Hospital by Careflight. The victim’s injuries are reported to be severe, according to Curtis.

No one has been arrested and there are no reported suspects at this time.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. 

INITIAL REPORT:

Police responding to hearing gunshots at the Kroger on South Limestone Street in Springfield found a man down in the parking lot. 

That person has been taken to a hospital, but police are trying to determine whether the person was wounded by gunfire or injured in some other manner, Springfield police Sgt. Williams said. 

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Officers were in the area at the time of the incident, reported just after 9:30 p.m., close enough to hear gunshots, he said. They arrived at the parking lot of the supermarket, 1822 S. Limestone St., to find the man down on the ground. 

There are investigators on scene as police work to determine what led to the shots fired call and the man found in the lot. 

We have crew on the way to Springfield. We will update this developing report. Stay with whio.com for breaking news. 

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Huber Heights gas leak causes business evacuations

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:11 AM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:32 AM

Repairs continue after Huber Heights gas leak causes business evacuations

Executive Boulevard lanes in Huber Heights reopened after being closed for several hours following a gas leak Thursday morning.

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Crews continued to make repairs to the leaking gas line that evacuated fifteen business along the road around 11 a.m., according to Huber Heights Fire Chief Mark Ashworth.

Ashworth said a construction crew working in the area struck a 6-inch gas main directly under Executive, which  caused the gas to leak from underground.

Huber Heights gas leak


Executive is one of the city’s most commercial areas and Ashworth said the leak would impact the businesses in the area.

Utility companies, including DP&L and Vectren, worked on scene to isolate their utilities as well.

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Arrest made in attempted robbery at Table 33 restaurant in downtown Dayton

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 5:24 PM

Dayton police arrested a man who attempted to rob a bartender at Table 33 Restaurant in downtown Dayton. STAFF PHOTO/Jarod Thrush
Dayton police arrested a man who attempted to rob a bartender at Table 33 Restaurant in downtown Dayton. STAFF PHOTO/Jarod Thrush

Dayton police arrested an 18-year-old man after a failed robbery attempt at Table 33 restaurant in downtown Dayton.

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According to a Dayton Police report, just after 5 p.m. Thursday, a man in camo pants and a red shirt grabbed a female bartender by the arm and ordered her twice to open the cash register.

The woman refused both demands and the man ran away.

A Dayton officer spotted the suspect a short time later on Salem Ave.

The officer gave chase and arrested the man a mile and a half away from the restaurant near the 700-block of Salem Ave.  He was arrested and taken to the Montgomery County jail.

No weapon was used in the robbery attempt and no one was hurt.

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Sophomore removed from Dixie HS following concerning messages about school shooting

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 1:28 PM
Updated: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 1:55 PM

Local authorities taking school threats seriously

UPDATE @ 1:55 p.m.

A male sophomore at Dixie High School is facing charges after posting concerning statements on social media directed towards staff and students at the school, according to New Lebanon police Capt. Jim Chambers. 

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School administrators contacted police around 9:30 a.m. Thursday after students alerted teachers of the messages posted to social media, Chambers said. The suspect was arrested and has been booked into the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center on a charge of inducing panic. 

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“With the events in Florida, this obviously concerns our agency,” Chambers said. “We owe it to the public to keep them safe.” 

“We’re going to work with folks at the juvenile justice center and the prosecutor’s office to find a resolution to this matter, hopefully one that fixes the problem,” Chambers said. 

FIRST REPORT

A Dixie High School sophomore was taken into custody Thursday after administrators said the student posted concerning messages on social media regarding a school shooting.

New Lebanon Local Schools Superintendent Greg Williams said other students made administrators aware of the social media post around 9:30 a.m., shortly after the post was made.

According to Williams, police were called to the school and the student was removed from the building by New Lebanon Police.  We’ve contacted police to see if the student was ultimately arrested and if the student will be facing any charges.

Williams added that the social media post was not a specific threat of a shooting at Dixie, but the message warranted action by the school.

The district is planning a one-call message to parents informing them of the incident.

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Family member arrested for alleged arson in Dayton house fire

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 11:09 AM

Family member arrested for alleged arson in Dayton house fire

 Dayton police arrested a man Thursday afternoon in connection with a fire just hours after city firefighters rescued people from the second floor and roof of the burning house.

Two people, a man and a woman, were taken to the hospital — with one of them reportedly suffering from life-threatening injuries.

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James Dennis, 23, of Dayton was arrested on suspicion of aggravated arson after the fire at 29 S. Terry St., according to a police report.

The victims and the suspect are relatives, firefighters said. 

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The investigation is now a joint effort by the Dayton Fire and Police departments, said Sgt. Michael Godsey of the Dayton police homicide squad, which was later called to the address following the fire first reported about 11 a.m.

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