Man arrested for firing gun at Kroger security guard, police say

The suspect is in custody, a police spokesman says
Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 10:33 AM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Cincinnati police arrested a man accused of shooting a gun at a security guard outside the Kroger on Kenard Avenue Monday

Phillip Dyck, 44, of Cincinnati was arrested in connection to the shooting.

He was charged with felonious assault, discharging a firearm on or near a premises and criminal damaging.

The security guard confronted Dyck in the parking lot for stealing goods from the store, according to a police report.

After taking the property back, Dyck is accused of firing a shot at the security guard as they walked back to the store.

Dyck was arrested a short distance away in the 200 block of West Mitchell Avenue. Police say they found him with two handguns - a 9mm Glock and a Ruger 5.7.

The shooting happened shortly before 9 a.m. Monday, according to Lt. Jonathan Cunningham with the Cincinnati Police Department.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired and a robbery. They also received word that the suspect was last seen heading toward a BP gas station nearby.

“Investigators are still trying to figure out specifics and what they actually have but the suspect is in custody,” Cunningham said. “That’s all I have at this point,” he said.

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