Huber Heights shooting victim owned local tattoo shop

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Around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, a male victim advises he was shot in the 4000 block of Neptune Lane, according to emergency dispatchers.

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UPDATE @ 3:55 p.m.:

Huber Heights police say the victim was shot in the leg, according to a news release. He is being treated at Miami Valley Hospital.

Three unidentified suspects forced entry into the victim’s home and shot the male.

UPDATE @ 3:03 p.m.:

A man shot in the leg during a home invasion on Neptune Lane in Huber Heights was the former owner of a Kettering tattoo shop and is a current part owner of a tattoo shop in the Cincinnati area, according to those who know the victim.

Donald Rollins, 44, was shot when three unknown males forced their way into a house in the 4800 block of Neptune around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, according to police and emergency dispatch records.

“He’s that kind of guy that would give you a second and third chance,” said Joey Palmer, who owns Lost Soul Tattoo on Wilmington Pike, a business he said Rollins passed on to him last June.  “He’s good to the kind.”

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Rollins was transported to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton following the shooting and while hospital officials said he was a patient there, they were unable to provide an update on his condition.

Rollins recently became business partners with another man and together they run GAIA Tattoo Studios in Sharonville, according to workers at that business.

Police said they were looking for three males in connection to the home invasion this morning, however have not been able to locate them.

Dispatch records indicated the 44-year-old was in his bedroom with his dog when the suspects “told him to get down on the bed and not to move,” according to records.

According to dispatch records, two shots were fired; one into the victim’s leg and another into the wall.

The animal resource center was contacted to care for the dog, records indicated.

Police said they have not determined a motive.

UPDATE @ 1:13 p.m.:

Neighbors who live near the house on Neptune Lane, said a man by the name of Donnie Rollins lives at the residence where the shooting happened.

Miami Valley Hospital officials said they do have a man by the name of Donald Rollins at the hospital, however do not have a condition they can release.

Authorities have not yet been able to confirm if Rollins is the victim in the shooting.

UPDATE @ 12:30 p.m.:

The lone resident of a home in the 4000 block of Neptune Lane was shot inside the residence and now police are searching for three males believed to be involved in the shooting, according to Sgt. Charles Taylor.

Police requested a K-9 to help search for the possible suspects.

The condition of the victim was not immediately known, Taylor said

The suspects forced their way into the house, according to Taylor.


Huber Heights with assistance from Dayton police are investigating a shooting on Neptune Lane.

Around 11:30 a.m. Thursday, a male victim advises he was shot in the 4000 block of Neptune Lane, according to emergency dispatchers.

A police dog from Dayton is on the way.

We have a reporter on the way and will update this story.

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