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. 


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 for breaking news. 

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More showers and storms likely to start the week

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:50 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 11:42 AM

More showers and storms are likely through the weekend in the Dayton area.

The first part of your Sunday should be dry, but once again the chances for more showers and storms returns for the second half of the day, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Some of the storms towards evening could be strong to severe with the biggest concerns being strong winds and some heavy downpours. There is the chance that we could see some hail as well. Highs today will be in the lower 80s.

WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


  • Few P.M. showers and storms today
  • Some could be strong with gusty winds, hail and heavy downpours
  • Dry time returns by Wednesday


5-Day Forecast

Monday: More showers and a few storms are likely to start the work-week. Highs will be in the upper 70s.

Tuesday: A few lingering showers, maybe a few storms are likely for the first part of your day. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

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Wednesday: It looks like we finally dry things out on Wednesday under partly cloudy skies. Highs again will be in the lower 80s.

Thursday: A little bit more sunshine returns for your day with highs in the lower 80s.

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911: Your life might be on the line

Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018 @ 5:27 PM

Can 911 find you?

What if you needed help right now, and emergency crews couldn’t find you?

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News Center 7’s Jim Otte investigates why 911 dispatchers might not know where you are until it’s too late.

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A closer look at what you need to know when you call 911, and what technology might save your life. 911: Your Life on the Line, Monday beginning at 5pm on News Center 7. 

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Police find man with gunshot wound to the head in Dayton home

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 6:13 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:15 AM

Video from the scene from staff photographer Jeffery Brown.

UPDATE @ 7:15 a.m.:

A 38-year-old man was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after police found him with a gunshot wound to the head in a home in Dayton, according to Sgt. Thomas Schloss of Dayton Police Department.

The man was found lying on the floor in the home on Brooklyn Avenue, Schloss said.

Homicide detectives were called out to investigate, said Schloss.

It’s not known how the man was shot and his identity was not released.

This is currently an ongoing investigation, according to Sgt. Spires of the Dayton Police Department.


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The shooting occurred in the 200 block of Brooklyn Avenue around 5:50 a.m. Sunday, according to initial reports.

Police have the road between West Second Street and Edison Street blocked off with crime tape.

We are working to learn more and will update this page as information becomes available.

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3 restaurants have now closed at this high-traffic location

Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

The closing of the Milano’s restaurant in West Chester Twp. marked the third eatery to shut down in the building near the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads. GREG LYNCH/STAFF
The closing of the Milano’s restaurant in West Chester Twp. marked the third eatery to shut down in the building near the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

The closing of the Milano’s restaurant in West Chester Twp. marked the third eatery to shut down in the building near the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads.

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The Dayton-based restaurant chain announced Thursday that it had closed its location at at 7701 Voice of America Park Drive “effective immediately.”

“It is with heavy hearts that we share this news and we so appreciate the West Chester community for all of the support they’ve shown us,” Milano’s Pizza, Subs & Taps wrote via social media. “We are making every effort to relocate our current employees to other Milano’s locations.”

Milano’s opened its West Chester Twp. location in January 2014, replacing Marlin & Ray’s.

Marlin & Ray’s, a steak and seafood restaurant, served its last meal in January 2013 at the location, just one month shy of its one-year anniversary.

The restaurant was one of 13 locations closed by its owner, Ruby Tuesday Inc.

Prior to Marlin & Ray’s, the building housed a Ruby Tuesday restaurant.

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“The opportunity arose to sell this property which includes both the building and the land,” Milano’s said in a statement. “We made this decision carefully and determined that the sale fit our future plan and the new owner would be a great addition to the area.”

Milano’s said the future restaurant tenant would be disclosed at a later date.

There’s no record yet of a recent sale. The property was last purchased in 2013 for $1.5 million, according to the Butler County Auditor’s Office.

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