Search Continues for Suspect in Deadly Domino's Shooting

By: Lindsey Yates Email
By: Lindsey Yates Email

"This is a terrible tragedy for all of our team members."


Police say a man is dead after an armed robbery at the Domino's on Stonehenge Avenue in Bowling Green early this morning.

Now police need your help in the search for the man responsible in the first homicide the city has seen this year.

"I just didn't think something would happen in a neighborhood like this," says Marie Downey, who lives on Jennings Court.

Residents are on edge after police say a man with plans to rob Domino's entered the store just after closing around midnight, and shot and killed Harold Dean Johnson.

"When our officers arrived they located a male in the parking lot beside the building who was deceased," says Officer Ronnie Ward, Bowling Green Police Department.

Witnesses say they heard a struggle and a lot of yelling before 51 year old Johnson, an employee at a different Domino's location, was fatally shot.

"At this time we're not certain why he was at this location," says Ward.

Randy Matthews, the Owner of the Laundromat next door says they were closed at the time of the shooting but was alarmed, and stresses his employees take precaution to avoid a similar incident.

"We keep our building well lit and try to keep a lot of traffic going in and out. Our hours are such that our employees aren't here excessively early or excessively late, to where they would be by themselves," says Matthews.

Jacie Riley, who lives less than a mile from Domino's, says now she will think twice before taking a walk in her neighborhood late at night.

"It really scared me. We just moved here about two weeks ago, and we haven't seen anything. We talked to our neighbors and they said oh its a nice neighborhood and then this happens," says Riley.

Police are currently combing through surveillance video in hopes of finding the man responsible.

"Detectives have been going door to door in that whole area over there trying to roundup anyone that may have seen anything, any vehicles, or anything of that nature, that were suspicious in nature," says Ward.

Domino's Franchise Owner, Joseph Seagle says, "This is a terrible tragedy for all of our team members."

Police say the suspect is described as a 6 foot 1 black male.

If you have any information on this shooting please contact Crime Stoppers at 781-CLUE.

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