Police: Person of interest in custody after shooting that killed 3

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Police are giving a briefing Wednesday about a shooting Tuesday night that left three people dead.

Lt. Jason Hall of the Dayton Police Department said Wednesday the incident began with a robbery. “This was a targeted attack,” Hall said. “This was not random in any way, shape or form. It was a robbery with ties to drug sales.”

According to Hall, investigators found a person of interest at a Trotwood home around 3 a.m. Wednesday. That person is now in the Montgomery County Jail and police say he could face murder charges but has not been formally charged. Police said the person is known by the Department.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office identified the three men killed Wednesday. The men are:

  • Justin Wilson, 37, of Wilmington
  • Dontay Alston, 45, of Dayton
  • Michael Jackson, 48, of Dayton

Police were called to the scene of a triple shooting on the 2600 block of North Gettysburg Avenue Tuesday night. When officers arrived, they found three men with gunshot wounds. All three, according to Lt. Hall, succumbed to their injuries.

This case remains under investigation by the Dayton Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 333-COPS (2677). Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP (7867).

WDTN.com will update this story when more information is available.

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