Miamisburg police shooting latest of 4 suburban incidents in 6 months

Authorities are withholding the identity of the wounded fugitive and the officer in the fourth police-involved shooting in southern Montgomery County in the past six months.

A 38-year-old Dayton man wanted for armed robbery Indiana was shot by a Miamisburg police officer Tuesday night near the Ohio 725 interchange with Interstate 75, according to police.

RELATED: Miamisburg police shooting: ‘It was a big scene’

It does not appear the Dayton man fired shots before the Miamisburg police officer wounded him, which prompted “quite a few” officers to respond from cities that are part of the Tactical Crime Suppression Unit, said John Davis of the Centerville Police Department.

“As far as we can tell, he did not,” fire a weapon, Davis said of the suspect.

Since late October, police officers from Miamisburg, Moraine and Miami Twp. (twice) have shot suspects with two of them suffering fatal wounds. Tuesday night’s incident was the second law enforcement shooting in the Ohio 725/I-75 since February.

RELATED: When police fire: Officer-involved shootings

“I don’t know that there’s really any rhyme or reason among any of them,” Miamisburg Police Chief John Sedlak said Wednesday about the four police-involved shootings in the past six months.

“As far as the 75/725 connection,” he added, “a lot of times certain types of crimes will occur close to an interstate because the persons doing those crimes are looking for a fast get-away.”

The officer who shot the suspect is now on paid administrative leave, which is standard protocol, Sedlak said.

RELATED: Officer involved shooting reported in Miamisburg

On Tuesday night, an officer yelled “shots fired, shots fired,” at 6:32 p.m., police records show.

A signal 99 indicating an officer in distress went out, and Miamisburg police requested assistance from the tactical unit, whose members include Centerville, Germantown, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Springboro and West Carrollton.

“It was a big scene and had a lot going on,” Davis said.

RELATED: Lawsuit: Police conspired in Dayton man’s shooting death

The Dayton man was wounded “at least once” with non-life threatening injuries in an undisclosed area, Davis said. On Wednesday afternoon the suspect continued to receive treatment at a hospital, he said.

Authorities hope on Thursday to charge the suspect, Davis said.

Davis said detectives from Dearborn County, Indiana, were looking for the man, believed to have committed an armed robbery there.

RELATED: An in-depth look at Moraine officers in fatal shooting

Indiana officers tracked him here, learned he rented a room and asked Miamisburg officers for help making the arrest. But they ran out of time, Davis said.

“As they were coming up with that plan, the subject came out of the room unexpectedly,” he said. “So when they went to take the subject down, a foot pursuit ensued, they chased him through the hotel area, to the south end of the hotel, the subject turned on the officer, brandished a firearm and the officer fired on him.”

One of the officers on scene indicated no law enforcement had been wounded. Police also noted the wounded suspect was “still breathing” and “hands are up,” records show.

RELATED: Details on deadly officer involved shooting in Miami Twp.

Tuesday night’s wounding of a robbery suspect from Dayton was the fourth police-involved shooting in the south suburbs in the past six months and the second one near the Ohio 725/Interstate 75 interchange since February.

Two of the shootings – both early morning incidents – were deadly.

The first occurred on Oct. 20 shortly before dawn in Moraine. MPD officers John Howard and Jerry Knight fired multiple shots, fatally wounding Jamarco McShann, who was in a parked car outside an apartment complex. Police said the 23-year-old Dayton man failed to comply with orders to drop a gun he had pointed at the officers.

RELATED: Details on 2017 police-involved shootings

The family of McShann filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit on March 20. After an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, on March 27 a Montgomery County grand jury decided not to charge the officers.

The second deadly shooting occurred on Dec. 20 shortly after midnight. Miami Twp. officer James McCarty fatally shot Miami Twp. resident Robert Edwards, 33, at his home in Oakwood Village, police said.

Police responded to Edwards’ home after a 911 caller said he had a gun and expressed concern for his safety. McCarty fired at Edwards after police said the man did not comply with orders to drop his weapon, later determined to be a BB gun.

RELATED: Officers involved in shooting identified

No grand jury decision has been announced on possible criminal charges.

Law enforcement authorities said a Feb. 5 shooting of a 17-year-old robbery suspect from Dayton by an off-duty Miami Twp. police officer helped defuse a potentially dangerous situation.

Police said the teen suspect was fleeing a gas station on Byers Road in Miamisburg where he had just committed an armed robbery. Miami Twp. Officer James Swearingen saw the suspect attempting to carjack vehicles along Ohio 725 and wounded him in the arm when the teen failed to drop his weapon, police said.


RELATED: Off-duty police officer cleared by grand jury in shooting of teen robbery suspect

RELATED: Off-duty Miami Twp. police officer who shot suspect ID’d, praised

RELATED: More charges filed against teen defendant in officer-involved shooting

RELATED: Judge: Gun-toting defendant endangered hundreds of lives

Next Up in Local

Premier Health hosts community open house for new ER center
Premier Health hosts community open house for new ER center

Premier Health is hosting a community open house Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. for its new Austin Blvd. Emergency Center, 300 Austin West Blvd. There will also be an invite-only ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:00 p.m.  The Austin Blvd. Emergency Center will provide full-service, 24-hour emergency care to patients with minor to severe injuries and...
Sunny Sunday, rain returns
Sunny Sunday, rain returns

Sunshine emerges today along with comfortable temperatures Rain rolls in from the south by Monday morning Chance for strong storms arrives on Tuesday Today: A chilly start, but overall nice weather. More sunshine is expected (especially towards the north of I-70), along with a high in the lower to mid 70s. Clouds return overnight with the chance...
Police respond to armed robbery at Dayton gas station, suspect reportedly carrying AK-47
Police respond to armed robbery at Dayton gas station, suspect reportedly carrying AK-47

Police are at the scene of a reported armed robbery involving an AK-47 at a Dayton gas station. Crews were dispatched to the Sunoco located at 3900 Salem Ave. Saturday around 11:30 p.m. According to scanner traffic, the 911 caller chased the suspect and police are searching for the suspect. The suspect reportedly was carrying a white blanket as well...
Student of the Week Graham High School
Student of the Week Graham High School

Name: Chase Adams School: Graham High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Extra-curricular: Basketball, Baseball, Student Senate, Freshman Focus Claim to fame/honors: 2nd team CBC, Falcon Pride Student of the Month, Honor Roll, perfect attendance for all of high school Words you live by: “The true test of a man’s character is how he handles adversity...
Athlete of the Week Graham High School
Athlete of the Week Graham High School

Name: Brady Oder School: Graham High School Grade: 12 Age: 17 Sports: Soccer, Bowling Claim to fame/honors: 1st Team CBC; 1st Team District Words you live by: “Live, Laugh, Love.” Toughest opponent: Life Biggest influence: My parents Game-day rituals: Just think about the game What’s on your bedroom walls: Paint and medals When I&rsquo...
More Stories