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.  

Snakes die as a result of Englewood garage fire

Published: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 2:54 AM

SCENE: Snakes die in Englewood garage fire

Snakes are among the animals that died after a garage fire occurred in Englewood early Monday morning.

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Crews responded to the 4500 block of Roblar Hills Drive around 1 a.m. on a fully involved detached garage fire, per initial reports.

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The garage, which was used as a work station, had animals, a vehicle, and propane tanks inside, which were all lost during the fire, according to fire officials.

No one was hurt as a result of the fire and damage estimates are unknown, but crews say the garage is a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 3:56 AM
Updated: Monday, December 11, 2017 @ 12:38 AM

Police are on scene where a female juvenile hit was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital with minor injuries.
Police are on scene where a female juvenile hit was taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital with minor injuries.

Check this page for a full list of crashes, disabled vehicles, construction projects and other hazards impacting your commute.

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction Nov. 29 - Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.

DARKE COUNTY 

  • SR 705 near Groff Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Dec. 11 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. One lane will remain open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers.
  • SR 121 between SR 726 and New Madison-Coletown Road, ROAD CLOSURE Nov. 20 - Dec. 22. The official detour is: SR 722 to US 127 to SR 503
    SHELBY COUNTY  
    • SR 29 between Cisco Road and West Russell Road, Daily lane closures Nov. 27 - Jan. 1 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. One lane will be open for travel in each direction through the use of flaggers. 

    Clouds and more snow expected over coming days

    Published: Saturday, December 09, 2017 @ 5:19 AM
    Updated: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 4:50 PM

    The chance for more snow is returning to the Dayton area as we head through the work-week.

    Mainly clear skies are expected this evening, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures will fall into the 20s.

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    QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

    • Clouds return tonight
    • Chance for snow returns this week
    • Low temperatures remain

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    DETAILED FORECAST

    Overnight: Clouds build in overnight, which will be cold with lows in the lower to middle 20s.

    Monday: Mostly cloudy skies are expected with highs in the middle to upper 30s. There is the chance for a passing light rain shower in the afternoon, but most look to stay dry with a better chance for snow coming overnight into Tuesday. 

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    5-Day Temperature Trend(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

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    Tuesday Lake-effect snow showers are expected. Highs will be in the upper 20s.

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    Wednesday: A few flurries are possible. It's also going to be a cold day, with morning temperatures in the middle teens. Highs will only be in the middle to upper 20s. 

    Thursday: The chance for more snow returns with highs in the middle 30s.

    Friday: A few flurries are possible with highs in the lower 30s.

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    ‘Miracle baby’ takes first steps after surviving double-fatal crash

    Published: Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 11:17 PM

    'Miracle baby' survives double-fatal crash

    A 14-month-old, the lone survivor of a crash that killed two family members, escaped the wreckage with only a few scrapes.

    The baby, Harlyn, was in her car seat when a pickup truck went off State Route 380, flipped, and slammed into a tree on a local campground. Her grandfather, 49-year-old Carl Perry and great grandmother, 73-year-old Linda Davis, were killed.

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    Not only did Harlyn escape with only a few scratches, her family said after getting home from the hospital Saturday night, she walked for the first time.

    “Thankful doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel,” said Trey Culp, Harlyn’s father.

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    Lynn Perry, whose husband and mother were killed in the crash, said Harlyn is a “miracle baby.”

    The family is now seeking answers after two members of their family were killed.

    “They were both great people and they shouldn’t have been taken out of the world like this,” Kia Coates said.