On Sunday, an Illinois truck driver was shot and killed by a security guard at the newly-opened Love’s Travel Center in Dayton, Ohio.
Details are slowly coming in on the case, but many questions remain.
According to the Dayton Daily News, at approximately 7:30 p.m., just four days after the travel center’s opening, a 25-year-old security guard shot 48-year-old owner operator Goran Sojic in the arm and chest.
A witness said that Sojic had been asked to leave the truck stop. The witness claims, some time later, Sojic came back into the truck stop and “charged the guard and was acting erratically” prior to the shooting.
According to ABC 22, “the unidentified security officer says he felt threatened by the customer and that’s when he fired shots.”
Sojic was transported to Miami Valley Hospital where he later died.
Police are investigating the incident and are viewing surveillance footage of the shooting.
At this time, no charges have been filed and no one has been taken into custody.
Love’s released this statement on their Facebook page today, “We are deeply saddened by an incident that occurred at our new location in Dayton, Ohio yesterday involving a Love’s customer and a private, third-party security guard. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of our customer. Love’s is working closely with law enforcement to investigate the situation and we thank all of our loyal customers for the outpouring of support.”
Sources: Dayton Daily News
Dayton, Ohio Police Department