1 in custody after suspect points gun at officers

Dispatchers tell us Dayton Police were called to the area of the DeSoto Bass Apartments just after 10 p.m. Friday (WDTN Photo / Darren King).
Dispatchers tell us Dayton Police were called to the area of the DeSoto Bass Apartments just after 10 p.m. Friday (WDTN Photo / Darren King).

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — One person is in custody following an officer-involved shooting in Dayton.

Dayton Police were called to the area of the DeSoto Bass Apartments on Germantown Street just after 10 p.m. Friday. At the time, they were following up on a robbery compliant they received involving four suspects that committed an armed robbery Thursday night. Police said as they approached the group of suspects, one pulled out a gun.

Officers said they chased the armed suspect around a few buildings in the apartment complex, ordering him several times to drop his weapon. After he refused to comply, police then attempted to use a Taser on the suspect but missed. Officials said the suspect then pointed the gun at the officer, and the officer shot several times at the suspect.

The incident prompted a “signal 99,” which means officers needed backup.

The suspect was not hit by any bullets. Police found the suspect in the apartment complex just moments after the shooting. They took him into custody and recovered a handgun.

“This is still very early in the investigation were still gathering evidence,” Dayton Police Major Matt Carper said. “We conducting an investigation of the crime scene. We’re interviewing as many witnesses as we can.”

Police said the suspect is a 29-year-old man, but aren’t releasing his name at this time. Police said he’s facing possible charges of felonious assault on a police officer, as well as weapons charges. The charges are being reviewed by the prosecutor’s office.

Police said the officer who fired shots at the suspect will be on paid leave as protocol pending the investigation.

NBC4i.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s