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Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018 @ 4:48 PM
FAIRBORN — A Hampton Inn hotel clerk in Fairborn was fatally shot behind the front desk Wednesday night.
Andrew Day, 29, a Hampton Inn employee and a Tecumseh High School graduate, was killed.
No motive was identified, though a police report indicates officers initially investigated the incident as an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.
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Two people who police said apparently fled the scene were described as potential suspects: young males wearing dark clothing who possibly drove off in a white, late-1990s Buick-style sedan.
The hotel is between Interstate 675 and Colonel Glenn Highway, near the campus of Wright State University. Day died at the nearby Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, on the other side of the expressway.
Fairborn police offered few additional details about the slaying and did not agree to interviews Thursday.
“We’re trying to stop the bleeding,” a 911 caller told dispatch around 7:20 p.m. “We don’t have a room, we just walked in the door … somebody just shot the guy behind the counter.”
“The people who shot you — they’re not still here, right?” the caller asked Day as others attempted to stop the bleeding from the clerk’s lower abdomen. “He’s not doing good,” the man switched back to dispatch. “You’ve got to hurry up.”
The 911 caller told dispatchers that others in the lobby were applying pressure to the victim’s wound while emergency crews responded to the scene. The caller also told police he believed the suspects may have fled as he was pulling into the hotel parking lot.
Police said there is no surveillance video of the incident from inside the hotel.
Hilton Worldwide, which owns the Hampton Inn brand, did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
Limited details were available about the deceased clerk, but a portrait began to emerge of the young man.
Day graduated from Tecumseh in 2007, said Superintendent Norm Glismann, and he married his wife in 2013, according to Greene County Probate Court records.
A part-time photographer, Day specialized in “doing work with families to capture special moments,” according to his social media.
Students at Wright State University said the campus notified students about the incident.
“I received an alert from Wright State by email and on social media,” said graduate student Stacey Callison. “It’s rare for this area to have that kind of violence occur, and it’s terrible for the family involved.”
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Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 9:35 AM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 9:00 PM
BUTLER COUNTY — UPDATE @ 9 p.m.
The owner of two emaciated dogs, one still in critical condition, was arrested Friday night and charged with animal cruelty, according to Butler County Dog Warden & Humane Officers.
The “finder” of the dogs turned out to be the owner of the two female dogs that were brought Thursday morning to the Animal Friends Humane Society.
The Butler County Dog Warden & Humane Officers are reaching out to the community via Facebook to find the owners of two emaciated dogs.
The two dogs are female and appear to be older. One of the two appears to be extremely malnourished. They were found Thursday in the 1000 Block of Franklin Street in Hamilton.
“These dogs are safe at the Humane Society and are receiving medical treatment, but they have a long way to go,” the warden posted to Facebook.
One of the dogs needs timed feeding and monitoring and is receiving special treatment and care at the home of a deputy dog warden, the post said.
Those who feel they have information on who the owner is of either dog are asked to contact Supervisor Kurt Merbs at 513-785-6542.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 5:11 PM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 8:45 PM
DAYTON — A Dayton man who is believed to be the current pastor of a local church is jailed on two sex-related charges.
Chad A. White Sr., 44, was arrested by Dayton police around 1:45 a.m. Friday and was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of rape and gross sexual imposition.
White is said to be the pastor of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. A call to the church went unanswered Friday and a voicemail system identified White as the pastor.
A Dayton police report indicated the alleged crime was reported in the 2100 block of Kipling Drive around 12:45 a.m. Friday.
White remained in jail Friday night. He is due for arraignment Monday in Dayton Municipal Court, according to jail records.
We’re working to learn more on the accusations made against the pastor.
Published: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:31 PM
DAYTON — A man who was shot in the arm tonight ran inside his mother’s house.
Police and medics were called around 6:35 p.m. to the 3100 block of East Third Street after a woman said her son was shot and was bleeding profusely.
He was taken by medics to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.
The man told police he shot himself in the 2800 block of East Third Street, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center. The area outside a home near the corner of East Third and Jersey streets was surrounded in yellow police tape.
The man’s name and age were not available.
A woman inside a residence where the shooting happened had a broken nose, and police said it’s under investigation whether the man shot himself.
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 9:50 AM
Updated: Friday, March 23, 2018 @ 7:45 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 7:45 p.m.
A reward is offered for anyone who saw or knows anything about a dog found burned to death.
The Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s partner, Lexus of Dayton, is offering $1,500 to anyone with information that leads to catching those responsible, the agency announced tonight.
The incident was reported around 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of Kammer Avenue. Dayton police stated the dog appeared to have been hogtied and burned.
Contact the humane society at 937-262-8091.
A dog was found to be set on fire, causing the animal’s death, and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton is hoping someone has information on how the incident happened.
“Due to the time and location of this incident, authorities are confident there are witnesses to this crime and/or those who possess knowledge about it,” the Humane Society of Greater Dayton said in a prepared statement.
A humane agent responded to the 1000 block of Kammer Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Monday after police and fire officials responded to a fire call.
“Upon arriving at the scene, the police and fire departments discovered a dog that had been bound and set on fire,” the humane society said. “The dog was pronounced deceased at the scene. An arson investigator responded to conduct a preliminary fire investigation.”
According to a Dayton police report, the dog appeared to have been hogtied and burned.