DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - 34-year-old Daniel Holt was living in River Commons according to public records and according to Rick Hutson who spoke with 2 NEWS Investigates. The apartment building is at 144 E. Helena Street, not far from where Holt was shot and killed by Dayton police.
Hutson lives at River Commons and described Holt this way, "He was always friendly demeanor, quiet, kept to himself. Always seen him walking with his cane, he was always polite to everybody."
Rick Hutson said he was asleep at the time of the shooting.
"I woke up and they said they shot Daniel and I thought robbery because three times I was almost robbed in this general area," Hutson told 2 NEWS Investigates.
Hutson said he had never seen Holt with a gun. He said tenants of River Commons which is designed to help the homeless are not allowed to have guns.
As 2 NEWS investigates searched public records we found Holt had a history of traffic violations including operating a vehicle under the influence. His driver's license had been suspended years ago.
Dayton police said they don't know where Holt got the gun. There is no federal or state gun registry to check for Holt's name, at least not one available to people outside law enforcement.
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