MORAINE — Police have identified the man killed in a shooting at the DMAX manufacturing plant in Moraine Thursday night.
Moraine Police and Fire were dispatched to the DMAX plant on Dryden Road just before 9 p.m. on reports of an active shooter on its premises, according to Sgt. Andrew Parish with the police department.
The first responding officers quickly located and identified a male suspect outside of the facility, Parish said. The suspect had suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head and required emergency medical treatment but was “alert and conscious.”
Officers and medics located two shooting victims inside the plant.
The male victim, identified as 28-year-old Jeffrey James Allen III of Dayton, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The other victim, another male, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A preliminary investigation confirmed that the suspect and both victims are/were employees at DMAX Moraine, Parish said.
According to Parish, investigators have also determined that the suspect and Allen were involved in a “domestic-related feud” over another female employee and that the suspect shot Allen during an altercation inside the facility.
“During an altercation between the two males last night, the suspect produced a semiautomatic handgun and shot and killed Mr. Allen,” Parish said.
The suspect is in critical but stable condition at an area hospital as of Friday morning, Parish said. His name has not been released at this time.
Operations at the facility were suspended, and DMAX Moraine remains closed while police continue to investigate the incident.
DMAX released an updated statement on the shooting Friday morning.
“We are deeply saddened by last night’s tragedy at the DMAX manufacturing facility in Moraine, Ohio. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims’ families and all those impacted by this incident. We are working with local authorities on the investigation. In the meantime, DMAX has canceled production until further notice. Additional details on the incident will be released by local law enforcement officials.” — Paul Tanis, plant director, DMAX Moraine.
News Center 7 Reporter Brandon Lewis spoke with a DMAX employee who was on the company’s premises when he heard “at least 10 or 12 shots.”
“I just took off” in the opposite direction, Brian Smith said. “I was scared.”
Smith worked at the plant for about 10 years and has never experienced an incident like this.
“I’m shook up,” Smith said, wondering how this could happen since the plant was a “great place to work at.”
News Center 7 will continue providing updates as new details become available.
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