Police: Woman shot after refusing demands to get into SUV

Published: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 8:33 AM
Updated: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 2:55 PM

Detectives with the Aragorn Police department are looking for clues in an early morning shooting.

UPDATE @ 2:50 p.m. 

A woman is now in stable condition after she was shot by a man who attempted to force her into his SUV, according to Dayton police. 

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The victim was walking in the area of North Main and West Helena streets around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday when an SUV pulled up next to her, Dayton police Major Brian Johns said during a media availability. When the woman refused to enter the vehicle, the man pulled out a gun and shot her at least one time. 

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The victim was only verbally ordered to get in the vehicle, and a gun was not displayed during the demand, Johns said. 

After the shooting, the victim walked a short distance to a convenience store for help, but the store was closed. She sat in front of the store until a customer of the store found her around 6 a.m. and transported her to Grandview Hospital. 

The woman is now listed in stable condition, Johns said. 

Police do not believe the woman and the suspect have any connections to each other. 

“We have our entire homicide unit investigating this right now,” Johns said. “We just can’t stand for this.” 

Johns described the suspect as an older, light skinned black male, with a Afro-style haircut. The vehicle he drove away in was described as an older-model maroon SUV. 

Police are reviewing nearby businesses that might have captured the shooting on surveillance video.  

Anyone with information is urged to contact Dayton police at 937-333-COPS or Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 222-STOP. 

FIRST REPORT 

A woman was shot while walking on North Main Street early Wednesday morning, according to Dayton police. 

Around 6 a.m., police responded to Grandview Hospital on reports of a shooting victim that arrived at the hospital. 

The victim told investigators a car drove up next to her while she was walking and shot her. 

The victim remains hospitalized with unknown injuries and her condition was not available. 

Homicide detectives are on the scene investigating the incident, and said they are checking surveillance video from businesses nearby the intersection of North Main Street and West Helena Street captured the shooting. 

We’ll continue to update this page as we learn more.  

WATCH: Local racehorse running strong after being saved from a slaughterhouse 

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 12:12 PM

Killean Cut Kid, who often raced at the Dayton raceway, has now made a full recovery after almost being shipped to a slaughter house.  

When Save our Standardbreds From Slaughter (SOSS) found the horse, his legs were covered in ulcers so severe that those caring for him say it was difficult for the horse to stand. 

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In a recent social post Kid’s new owners posted the statement, “They said I would never heal, they said I needed skin grafts, they said I should be euthanized ... Look at ME now!”

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Now Kid can be seen running briskly with one of his friends and seems to be fully enjoying his new home. 

Medical helicopter called to Darke County crash

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:24 AM

A medical helicopter was requested to the scene of a crash on Weaver Ft. Jefferson Road after a vehicle crashed into a pole this morning.

Firefighters responded to the crash in the 4500 block of Weavers-Ft. Jefferson Road around 10:10 a.m.

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One person was transported aboard a medical helicopter to Kettering Medical Center for treatment of injuries, officials said.  The severity of injuries was not immediately known.

Deputies said the driver lost control for an unknown reason and struck a utility pole, bringing down live DP&L wires onto the vehicle.

Power crews had take care of the downed wires before emergency crews could remove the victim from the wreckage.

Wires were brought down when the vehicle hit the pole, officials said.

Nickel a pill: Mayor Whaley's prescription painkiller surcharge plan

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 9:48 AM

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley at Wednesday's city commission meeting. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF
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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley at Wednesday's city commission meeting. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF(HANDOUT)

$5M impact expected this weekend from ‘haunted’ soccer tourney

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:31 AM

Thousands of soccer fans are expected to converge on the Dayton area this weekend for what's being billed as the largest two-day soccer tournament in the nation.

The Ninth Annual Haunted Classic Soccer Tournament happens Saturday and Sunday at three local outdoor sports venues: Ankeney Fields, 505 S. Orchard Lane, Beavercreek; Hobson Freedom Park, 2910 Trebein Road, Beavercreek; and the Oakwood Athletic Complex at Old River Park in Dayton. 

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The two-day event features nearly 600 teams from throughout Ohio, as well as Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana, according to a release from the organizers.

Lydia Koening, (18) from Cedarburg Wi. and Alexis Williams (8) from Frishers In. battle to go to the nationals at the US Youth Soccer Region 2 Championships held at Ankeney Soccer Complex in Beavercreek. Jim Noelker/Dayton Daily News(JIM NOELKER)

 

It's the largest two-day soccer tournament in the nation, bringing close to 9,000 families, 18,000 spectators and about $5 million in tourist spending to the Miami Valley, according to Tournament Co-Director Tim Grinstead. 

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“The overwhelming community support for this event is the reason that the Haunted Classic Tournament has grown to become the largest two-day soccer tournament in the nation,” Grinstead said in a prepared statement. “We’ve had tremendous support from Greene County, Montgomery County, the City of Beavercreek, Beavercreek Township and the City of Oakwood. On top of that, the Haunted Classic is supported by 600 of the friendliest and hardest-working volunteers to ever grace a soccer field.”

The FC Bellbrook Eagles U 12 Girls Team walked away with the Championship trophy for the U 12 Girls Black Division in 2012. The team emerged from the tournament with a 3-0-1 record, after giving up only 1 goal in 4 matches. The team includes: (front row, l-r) Emma Young, Caitlin Erlandson, Brooke Tincher, Dani Westbrock, and Kalli Kramer; (second row), Asst. Coach Brian Hennen, Trainer Tayna Hennen, Eve Thorner, Cassi Hennen, Rielly Coolidge, Sara Rogers, and Olivia Greathouse.(HANDOUT)

 

The economic boon to the area can be measured in-part by hotel bookings, according to Kathleen Wright, executive director of the Greene County Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

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“It generates more than 2,000 room nights for area hotels, from as far south as Springboro and north to Englewood," Wright said in a prepared statement. "We encourage all of the families and spectators to take some time to enjoy the rich history and fantastic attractions that this region has to offer.” 

More information can be found on the Haunted Classic Soccer Tournament website