DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The latest homicide in Dayton has police warning residents.
"Well, obviously it's your neighborhood. If you want to be safe, you pick up the phone and call police. If you don't want it to be safe, you keep your mouth shut and watch people die," said Sgt. Richard Blommel, Dayton Police Department.
That is the message Sgt. Blommel has for those who consider calling police snitching.
He is working on Dayton's latest homicide on the 300 block of Quitman Street.
It happened around 1:00 am Thursday. A nearby resident heard the victim, Daniel Mooty, begging for his life, so she called for help.
The woman's call got authorities to Quitman Street quickly. Sgt. Blommel said they saw the suspect, Curtis Gary, standing over Mooty when they got there. Blommel said Gray ran and hopped a fence, but authorities caught him and made an arrest.
Darryl Honeycutt lives just feet from where it happened, but says he's used to so much drama out here, he's not surprised someone killed Mooty.
"It upsets me, yeah, there's another murder in this area," said Honeycutt.
Honeycutt said Quitman Street isn't safe.
"Rough. Gunshots every night, stabbing, murders, people breaking into houses," said Honeycutt.
Honeycutt said he calls the cops when he sees crime in his neighborhood and would have called them in this case. That is something Sgt. Blommel is thankful one resident had enough compassion to do.
"It's very important. Had no one have called, obviously, we would have been finding him when the sun came up," Blommel said.
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