Trotwood man shot outside Liberty Twp. bar after fight in parking lot

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

A Trotwood man was shot Saturday night during a fight with a security guard in the parking lot of a Liberty Twp. bar.

The shooting happened about 11:08 p.m. outside the Draft Bar and Grille, 7029 Yankee Road, when a security guard was involved in an altercation with the man, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office report.

Deputies were called to the bar on a report of shots fired.

Eric Blackmon, of Cincinnati, said he was employed by the bar as a security guard and was involved in an altercation with the other man in the parking lot. Blackmon said the man pulled out a gun and fired shots at him, according to the report.

Blackmon, who has a CCW permit, drew his firearm and fired several shots at the man. The man fled in what witnesses described a dark vehicle with the back window shot out.

Deputies found the man, identified as 30-year-old Joey Blake Brown of Westford Road in Trotwood. He suffered a gunshot wound and remains in an area hospital, Sgt. Kim Peters said.

Blackmon suffered a minor hand injury, deputies said.

The incident remains under investigation and no charges have been filed Monday.

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