‘Unclothed’ man shot by Dayton officers after charging with sword; injuries non-life-threatening

DAYTON — A man wielding a sword is in the hospital after being shot by officers in Dayton Wednesday evening.

Dayton officers were called out to the 1600 block of Suman Avenue after getting reports of a naked man with a sword around 5 p.m.

When officers got to the scene, they encountered the suspect with the sword in his hand. Police Chief Kamran Afzal said that after officers told him to drop the sword, the man charged at them.

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Two officers fired their weapons at the suspect. A third officer put tourniquets on both of the suspect’s legs before he was transported to Miami Valley Hospital.

Afzal said the suspect is in critical condition, a post on Dayton Police Department’s social media later said the man’s injuries are listed as non-life-threatening.

The officers won’t be on duty tomorrow as police begin their internal investigation.

A 911 call obtained by News Center 7 describes what a concerned neighbor said she saw before the shooting.

“He is coming in and out of his house. He’s naked, he has a sword, he’s laying on the front yard,” the caller tells dispatchers.

The caller tells the dispatcher she is concerned for the two little girls across the street and that the man was holding the sword to his chest.

Jodi Schulte was sitting on her porch with her dad when all of a sudden she heard gunfire.

“We heard ‘bang, bang’ three times,” Schulte said.

Moments later Schulte said she saw something concerning.

“I walked around the corner and then I seen a body laying on the ground,” she said.

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“It’s really disturbing,” another neighbor, Mohammad Rihan, said.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate the officer-involved shooting.

A press conference is expected to be held Thursday, Afzal said.

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