Who is Gage Melton? (Attempted Robbery)
Gage Melton is identified as a suspect robber of the Ohio Papa John’s Pizza Shop. On Sunday night, an Ohio Papa John’s delivery driver fatally shot him, who was apparently attempting to rob the pizza shop, according to a report.
WDTN reported that Gage Melton and another masked suspect barged into the New Carlisle eatery around 11 p.m., holding a crowbar and what appeared to be a knife, according to authorities and 911 recordings.
How Old was Gage Melton?
He was 22 years old.
Gage Melton Fmaily Details
His family details are not disclosed by the authoritise
Ohio Papa John Shooting Details
An employee with a concealed carry permit at the store shot fire on the robbers, striking Melton. According to phone records obtained by the site, an employee told a 911 dispatcher after the shooting, “Someone just broke in and they were shot in self-defense,”
The caller added, “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,”
According to the report, Melton died and the other suspect was still on the loose as of Monday.
The employee who opened fire also explained their actions to the 911 dispatcher. The worker said, “I’m a lawful conceal carrier. I’m here at Papa John’s New Carlisle. I feared for my life,”
All the employees at the North Main Street Papa John’s were safe, according to Clark.
Part of Main Street was closed, and troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted deputies at the scene.
New Carlisle and Bethel Twp. paramedics also responded to the scene.
A crowd gathered Sunday night as deputies investigated.
Gage Melton Shot Dead
Melton died and the other suspect remained on the lam as of Monday, according to the report.
Papa John’s Shooter Employee Statement
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.