Inmate dead after escaping from hospital, shooting self with deputy’s gun

DAYTON — A person is dead after they took a gun from a deputy and shot themselves Friday afternoon.

Around 1 p.m. a Montgomery County Jail inmate was getting treatment at Kettering Health Dayton when he managed to escape after violently assaulting and overpowering the deputy assigned to him, according to a media release.

The inmate, whose name has not been released, was able to take the deputy’s gun and run from the premises prompting a large response from law enforcement.

Within minutes, the suspect was found by the Dayton Police Department with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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He was pronounced dead by hospital staff shortly after.

The deputy who was assaulted sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is recovering, the media release states.

No Kettering Health employees or patients were injured.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said they have requested the Dayton Police Department to lead the criminal investigation into the shooting.

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