Ohio Papa John’s employee fatally shoots suspected robber

An Ohio Papa John’s delivery driver fatally shot a man who was allegedly trying to rob the pizza place on Sunday night, a report said.

Gage Melton, 21, and another masked suspect allegedly barged into the restaurant in New Carlisle wielding a crowbar and what appeared to be a knife at about 11 p.m., WDTN reported

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, citing authorities and 911 records.

An employee at the store, who has a concealed carry permit, opened fire on the suspected robbers, striking Melton.

“Someone just broke in and they were shot in self-defense,” an employee told a 911 dispatcher after the shooting, according to the call records obtained by the outlet.

“They came right in with weapons and tried to rob us. There’s one shot and wounded on the floor. One of them ran out,” the caller said.

The two suspects reportedly entered the Papa John's with weapons.
The two suspects reportedly entered the Papa John’s with weapons.
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The employee, who has a concealed carry permit, fatally shot Gage Melton after Melton and another suspect  allegedly attempted to rob the Papa John's location.
The employee, who has a concealed carry license, fatally shot Gage Melton after Melton and another suspect allegedly attempted to rob the Papa John’s location.
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Melton died and the other suspect remained on the lam as of Monday, according to the report.

The employee who opened fire also spoke with the 911 dispatcher, explaining their actions.

“I’m a lawful conceal carrier. I’m here at Papa John’s New Carlisle. I feared for my life,” the worker said.

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