Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that no charges would be filed in the November 19, 2020 shooting at the Mages Grocery store located at 3316 Glenway Avenue.
Shortly before 5:00 p.m. on November 19th, Cincinnati Police were dispatched to the area of 3300 Glenway Avenue regarding a robbery and shooting. Police were informed that the suspect had fled the Mages Grocery store towards Purcell Avenue. The police located Da’Shawn Tye at 1044 Purcell Avenue suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Da’Shawn Tye was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he later died.
Police investigation, including review of neighborhood video, revealed that Tye previously attempted to rob Mages Grocery on 2 prior occasions. On August 8th, the store owner reported to police a robbery at his store by a suspect now known to be Tye. Tye entered the store, produced a silver semi-automatic handgun and demanded money. When the store owner refused, Tye stated, “I’ll be back.”
On November 14th, the store owner reported to police another robbery attempt at the store. Tye entered the store and immediately walked behind the counter and tried to open the register. Tye pushed the store owner against the wall and ordered him to open the register or he would kill him. Tye took approximately $400 from the register before fleeing from the store.
On November 19th, the store owner saw Tye approaching the store and attempted to lock the door to prevent Tye from entering. However, Tye was able to enter the store before the door was locked. The owner was backed into a corner as Tye approached him. The store owner retrieved his handgun and shot Tye. Tye fled on foot, but collapsed from his injuries on Purcell Avenue.
Prosecutor Deters commented, “This individual did this not once, not twice, but three times. The first time he pulled a gun and the second time he assaulted the store owner. We are thankful the owner was able to protect himself.”