Dayton, Ohio (WDTN) — 1 dead, 2 in custody after Dayton shooting.
Dayton Police Case Commander Major Chris Marson told 2 NEWS that one person was killed and two were in custody. The first was detained at the Dayton scene and the second was detained in Centreville.
Maj. Marson said authorities were initially alerted to a fight at 11:20 a.m., but it was later changed to shooting and then shooting. When police arrived on the scene, shots were fired, but not the officers.
Marson said police treated the incident as a shooter. Five civilians who were not involved were safely evacuated from the building, the major said.
According to two NEWS reporters, a heavy police presence was seen near the 400 block of Linden Avenue in Dayton. Police at the scene included the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, Dayton Hostage Negotiation Team, Dayton Bomb Squad, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, SWAT, Dayton Police Department, Kettering, University of Dayton Police Department, Inglewood, Trotwood and Miamisburg. , Premier Health and others were included. OSP helicopters also responded in the air.
While on site, our crew heard 4-5 loud bangs in the area.
Dayton police and fire department confirmed. social media posts To avoid 400 blocks on Linden Avenue, later post Linden Avenue said it was safe now. Police are still investigating the scene, and people are still being asked to avoid the area.
2 News heard from Brian Shaffer, who was in the building, that he handed over the keys to law enforcement. He was removed from the area by law enforcement and away from the building.
“I gave them the key to get into the secure door,” Shaffer said. “I was taught about the layout of the building to some extent, but it is a difficult building to understand.”
The Dayton Murders are investigating. If you have information about this incident, please contact Dayton Police at 937-333-2677.
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