Dayton shooting may have stemmed from argument over sexual orientation, records show

Dayton shooting may have stemmed from argument over sexual orientation, records show
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DAYTON — A shooting on South Broadway Street early Tuesday morning may have stemmed from an argument about rumors of the victim’s sexual orientation, according to court records.

Officers responded to the 1500 block of South Broadway around 2:45 a.m.

The victim told police he had been at a home on Bancroft Avenue with the suspect, Michael Hawkins, 33, when they got into an argument over the rumors prior to the shooting, a court affidavit said.

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Hawkins has known the victim since middle school and is accused of firing 4 shots at him, hitting the victim in the right hand and calf.

A warrant has been issued for Hawkins and the victim has been released from the hospital.