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Would-be robbery victim calls 911, reports he shot suspect in Dayton

Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 7:49 PM
Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 9:05 PM

Police were called at 7:30 p.m. to the 100 block of James H. McGee Boulevard in Dayton after a man reported he shot another man during a robbery attempt.

A 23-year-old man who shot another man multiple times tonight told police he shot his would-be robber.

Police were called at 7:30 p.m. to the Marathon gas station and convenience store at 119 N. James H. McGee Blvd. in Dayton.


The 911 caller said the other man, who also was armed, fled in a blue Chevrolet Cruze, but not before he dropped his gun, according to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

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The shooting victim, a 22-year-old man, was shot multiple times, Dayton police Lt. Steven Bauer said.

A worker said the incident happened at one of the gas pumps.

The gunshot victim was found inside his car a short distance away, on Home Avenue near U.S. 35 and was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, the lieutenant said.

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Yellow crime scene tape surrounded the parking lot, and the shooter was in back of a cruiser while police investigated and the Marathon station and Subway restaurant inside were closed.

Bauer said two weapons were recovered, and that police are trying to determine exactly what happened.

“There was clearly some type of confrontation. What stemmed it or what caused it is what were still investigating,” Bauer said.

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