Bystander shot in gunfire exchange between suspect, police at Kroger grocery store near Cincinnati

On May 20, 2024, a shooting incident occurred at a Kroger grocery store located on Springdale Road, outside of Cincinnati. The incident took place around 4 p.m. ET, according to the Colerain Police Department in Colerain Township, Ohio.

Upon arrival, police encountered a suspect outside the store who pointed his weapon at officers, leading to a gunfire exchange. The suspect then retreated into the store, where an innocent bystander was unintentionally shot.

Despite the injuries sustained, both the bystander and the suspect are expected to recover. The suspect was taken into custody following the incident.

The Kroger location was temporarily shut down for the investigation. The store’s surveillance cameras will play a crucial role in gathering evidence, as they will be reviewed thoroughly.

Colerain Police Department PIO Jim Love stated that the Springfield Road Kroger location is one of the busiest in the township, making the shooting incident particularly noteworthy. An ongoing investigation is being conducted to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.