Miami Twp. officer-involved shooting marks 9th for Dayton area in 2017

Published: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 7:44 AM


            The Dayton area has had at least nine officer involved shootings this year.
The Dayton area has had at least nine officer involved shootings this year.

The Dayton area recorded its ninth officer involved shooting early today.

Just midnight Wednesday a Miami Twp. police officer fatally shot a man who officers believed was holding a gun. The man, who was later identified as Robert Edwards, 33, was standing at the entrance of Oakwood Village mobile home park and holding what later was determined to be a pellet gun.

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The officers ordered him to drop the weapon multiple times , but he refused, and an officer subsequently opened fire, said Capt. John Magill, operations officer for Miami Twp. police.

The incident marks the ninth officer involved shooting this year in the Dayton area and the seventh that resulted in the death of a suspect, according to this news organization’s database of officer-involved shootings.

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With just days left to go in 2017, there have been four more officer involved shootings recorded this year than in 2016, according to the database.

The last officer involved shooting in the Dayton area occurred in Moraine on Oct. 20. Moraine police said two officers shot and killed Jamarco McShann, 23, of Dayton after he pointed a gun at police when they responded to a suspicious vehicle call.

Here’s how many officer involved shootings the Dayton Daily News has recorded each year for the past five years:

• 2017: Nine shootings

2016: Five shootings

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2015: Four shootings

2014: Eight shootings

2013: Seven shootings

One dead, one hospitalized after shooting in Dayton

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:15 AM

UPDATE @ 2:40 a.m.: One person is dead and another individual was taken to Miami Valley Hospital after a shooting occurred in Dayton early Tuesday morning, according to officials.

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Crews were dispatched to the area of N. Upland Avenue and Fairbanks Avenue around 2 a.m. where they found two adult males, both shot with once deceased in the back of a vehicle. 

A homicide detective has been called to the scene, as well as the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. 

The condition of the man taken to Miami Valley Hospital is unknown at this time.

The shooting remains under investigation. 

INITIAL REPORT

Officials are responding to the area of N. Upland Avenue at Fairbanks Avenue for a reported shooting victim.

The incident was reported early Tuesday morning around 2 a.m., per initial reports.

We have a crew on the way to the scene to learn more details about the ordeal.

Chance for rain, snow showers today with gusty winds

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:38 AM

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TODAY: Another batch of light showers off to the west will move in early this morning, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Showers today will mainly fall as rain, but at times a mix with wet snow flakes can occur. An accumulation isn’t expected with the wintry mix. Temperatures will linger in the upper 30s, but fall quickly towards the end of the afternoon. They’ll be gusty winds around 30 mph at times today with any evening rain or snow showers ending rather quickly. 

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TOMORROW: Colder temperatures start the day in the mid-20s. Some passing flurries are also possible for the first part of the day. Highs peak in the mid-30s as clouds decrease at nighttime. 

THURSDAY: There will be sunshine throughout the day with temperatures warmer than normal in the low 40s. The day will be dry.

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FRIDAY: We continue to see temperatures improve with sunshine and a few clouds as highs reach around 50 degrees. 

SATURDAY: The day will be breezy and mild with highs around 50 degrees. Rain showers will start to arrive and become more widespread into the night. 

DP&L working to restore power; 1,000 remain in dark after thunderstorms

Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 10:07 PM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:20 AM

Bellbrook hail

There are less than 1,000 reports of power outages in the region after thunderstorms Monday night boiled up quickly and delivered lightning that left more than 8,400 without power at one point.

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Dayton Power & Light crews will be working through the night to restore power, said Kelly Millhouse, DP&L operations director.

At 4:00 a.m. (Jan. 23), the Dayton Power & Light online outage map was showing the following: 

Montgomery 250 (most in the area just north of I-70 West)

Miami 212 (most in the area of the Phoneton community)

Greene 63 (most just south of Beavercreek)

Clark, Champaign, Clinton 2 each

First Energy’s online outage map was showing:

Clark 48

Duke Energy's online outage map was reporting: 

Butler 60

Warren 346

Montgomery 2

Hail was reported in Tipp City, Monroe Twp., Bellbrook, Englewood, Gratis and Clayton.

Hail in Gratis on Monday night, Jan. 22, 2018. (Courtesy/viewer)

Georgia State soccer player withdraws from school after backlash over racial epithet

Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:53 AM

Georgia State Soccer Player Uses Racial Slur On Social Media, Suspended From Team

A Georgia State University soccer player who was suspended from the team after she used a racial epithet on social media has withdrawn from the school, officials said.

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Some students had called for the expulsion of 18-year-old freshman defender Natalia Martinez after the epithet appeared on her Finsta page, a secret version of Instagram that is growing in popularity among teens.

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“As a progressive, diverse university, we ... feel like this sort of behavior should not be tolerated,” said India Bridgeforth, who created a petition demanding the university take a tougher approach with Martinez.

The petition had garnered more than 500 signatures by Monday afternoon when the university announced Martinez had “officially withdrawn.”

Associate athletic director Mike Holmes told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that officials were made aware of Martinez’s post Friday morning — just days after the University of Alabama expelled a 19-year-old student who posted a video of a racist rant on her Finsta page.

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That student, Harley Barber, uploaded a second video on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in response to people who were upset by the language and threatened those who wanted to report her fake Instagram account, The Washington Post reported