Tuesday, December 11 2012 6:16 AM EST2012-12-11 11:16:25 GMT
Mike Allen, FOX19's Legal Analyst
Following a shooting in Lockland, where a man with a concealed carry license shot three robbery suspects, a controversial topic was raised. When is it okay to pull the gun and shoot? It's a difficultFull Story >
Following a shooting in Lockland, where a man with a concealed carry license shot three robbery suspects, a controversial topic was raised. When is it okay to pull the gun and shoot? It's a difficult question with a simple answer.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:04 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:04:09 GMT
Bikes were lined up and engines were revved in Northern Kentucky for an annual motorcycle ride honoring veterans on Wednesday. The event, called the Annual Ride to Freedom, was a send-off for severalFull Story >
Bikes were lined up and engines were revved in Northern Kentucky for an annual motorcycle ride honoring veterans on Wednesday.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:56:29 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) - The devastation left behind the massive tornadoes that hit Moore, OK and the surrounding areas on May 19 leveled homes, flattened trees and killed more than 20 people, many of them children.Full Story >
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A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.Full Story >
At the center of a political storm, an Internal Revenue Service supervisor whose agents targeted conservative groups swore Wednesday she did nothing wrong, broke no laws and never lied to Congress. Then she refused to answer...Full Story >
Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.Full Story >
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SPRINGFIELD TWP, OH (FOX19) -
Springfield Township Police have identified a robbery suspect who they say was shot and killed by two gas station clerks overnight.
Police say Lashawn Daniels, 19, of Mason, entered the Sunoco station at 10960 Hamilton Avenue at 12:30 a.m. on Monday, carrying a handgun. He forced one employee behind the counter and demanded cash from the register.
As the employee was complying with the suspect, another employee came from an office area, armed with a gun.
Several shots were then fired, according to authorities.
Upon arriving to the Sunoco, police found Daniels suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Springfield's Police Chief says they are currently unaware of the teen having a prior record. They say the teen's vehicle was recovered at the scene.
According to the 911 call, the suspect fired shots first. Police have not confirmed that information, and would only say multiple firearms were discharged.
While the employees were unharmed in this instance, industry experts warn resistance generally increases the likelihood violence will escalate.
"Virtually all security experts advise that you just treat them the way you would your best customer: you give them what they want and you get them out of your store," Jeff Lenard said. Once they've left, then contact authorities to help catch the suspect and prevent further incidents.
Lenard works for the National Association of Convenience Stores. He says more mom-and-pops are popping up as the major oil companies get out of the retail business.
"I think there probably is a different mentality when you're talking about a mom-and-pop. You're talking about somebody that's not just stealing from a business, but stealing from something that feels very personal." Lenard said. "And unfortunately that may run into some problems where you might do something or follow procedures where security experts are fairly hesitant to validate."
Lenard suggested three steps to increase security without involving weapons.
Minimize the potential reward by keeping limited cash on-hand.
Improve lighting and visibility in part by taking down signage that clutter windows.
Train employees on desired responses in potentially dangerous scenarios.
While Lenard does not know of any studies on whether single owner shops are in fact more likely to have weapons behind the counter, he argues stores are safer today than they were even a decade ago.
"The good news is while we have more mom-and-pops out there than we ever have before, we've also seen a decrease in crime at stores," he said.
According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report robberies at convenience stores were down five percent in 2011.
The clerks inside the Sunoco store were not hurt. Police say the witnesses' accounts match up with the surveillance video.
Springfield Township police say they recovered multiple firearms from the store including hand guns and a shotgun. Chief Dave Heimpold says under Ohio law, as a business, they can have firearms on the premise.
The case will be sent to the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office to determine if charges will be filed.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:21 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:21:47 GMT
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An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. Full Story >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:09:30 GMT
A Warren County government office is evacuated after a suspicious powder is found. The Health and Human Services Center building on East Street in Lebanon was evacuated just after 11:00 on Monday. PoliceFull Story >
Police say that HAZMAT crews and the FBI were called to investigate the powder. The FBI has since left. Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:21:12 GMT
(RNN) - British officials are saying one man is dead and two others were injured in a possible terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.According to BBC News, eyewitnesses said man was attacked in a streetFull Story >
One man is dead after two men attacked him in broad daylight with knives and meat cleavers. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:20:28 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:38:38 GMT
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation. Jeremy Collett, 30, of Winchester, Ohio was arrested and charged with two counts of Trafficking Drugs prescription pills toFull Story >
A Brown County man has been arrested after an undercover drug investigation.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:47:42 GMT
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge David Bunning sentenced Lee Moore, 43,Full Story >
A Cincinnati man who previously admitted to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin was sentenced to 162 months in federal prison.Full Story >