Coroner’s office identifies man shot, killed during attempted robbery in New Carlisle

NEW CARLISLE — A man has been identified as the person shot and killed during an attempted robbery at a New Carlisle business Sunday night.

Gage Melton, 21, was identified as the person killed, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. His cause of death and hometown were not released.

The shooting was reported at the Papa John’s pizza location on North Main Street in New Carlisle around 11 p.m. Sunday, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Major Chris Clark of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office said two people attempted to rob the restaurant around closing and one of the robbery suspects was shot by a person at the scene.

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“They came running in with weapons and tried to rob us. ... One’s shot and wounded on the floor, one of them ran out,” a 911 caller said. “They had weapons, the one had a big crowbar and the other one looked like a knife and they were sprinting toward us.”

One of the suspected robbers was able to get away and remains on the run, Clark said.

Sheriffs investigators have not said who fired the fatal shots, but one man could be heard in the background of the 911 call saying that he was a CCW permit holder. Officials have not confirmed that.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol was called to assist crews on the scene. New Carlisle and Bethel Township medic units were called to the scene.

No one has been charged in this case, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

We will update this story once we learn more.