JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — A family argument escalated to gunfire at a Jefferson Township graveside Friday afternoon.
According to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch, family members began arguing while attending the burial of a relative at the Jefferson View Cemetary. The argument escalated, and one of the people pulled out a gun.
During the argument the weapon discharged, and a bullet hit another family member in the leg. The suspect fled the scene.
Family members removed the victim from the scene, the sheriff’s office said. VA police and sheriff’s officer crews eventually found the victim on the grounds of the Dayton VA Medical Center. Crews brought the victim to a local emergency room for treatment.
Police found the suspected shooter at a hotel off of Dryden road in Moraine, the sheriff’s office said. The man was taken into custody and transported to the Special Investigation Unit.
This incident remains under investigation.
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