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Published: Sunday, August 04, 2019 @ 4:57 PM
By: Kaitlin Schroeder - Staff Writer
— Derrick Fudge was described by his sister as a good man who “loved his family.”
Twyla Southall said her brother’s son, Dion, her son’s fiancee and several others were all in Dayton together with Fudge, who was a 57-year-old Springfield resident, at the time of the shooting that took his life.
Fudge died from gunshot wounds in his torso, said Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger.
“They were all just down there enjoying themselves and had stepped out of, I think, one of the clubs and were in a line to get some food,” she said.
Southall, who lives in Columbus, said they called her from the scene that night.
“His son is very distraught,” Southall said.
She said that Fudge loved his family and had a dog Lucy that he “absolutely loved.”
“He was a good man and loved his family,” Southall said.