Dollar General shooting: Armed employees policy for company unclear

DAYTON — Dollar General stores say they have several measures to protect the safety of employees and customers however stopped short of saying if employees are allowed to carry firearms, according to a statement obtained by this news outlet.

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The statement was issued Thursday morning, after an employee shot and killed an armed robber at the store on North Gettysburg Avenue Wednesday night.

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“At Dollar General the safety of our customers and employees is a priority,” a public relations spokesperson said in the emailed statement. “In line with that commitment, we employ a number of safety and security procedures to prevent, deter, and if necessary, respond to criminal activity in our stores.”

“To protect the integrity of these measures, we do not comment on them specifically,” the spokesperson said in the statement.

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