Dayton man indicted for shooting at motorists on US-35

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton man was indicted Thursday for shooting at motorists on US-35 earlier this month.

On May 14, 2019, police responded to the area of US-35 westbound near Liscum Drive, after reports that a person was actively shooting at motorists during rush hour.

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Upon their arrival, police found bullet holes in one vehicle and spoke with victims who saw the shootings.

They reported seeing a man hanging out of a silver Pontiac Grand Prix while firing at passing cars.

Further investigation revealed that the incident stemmed from a dispute between the assailant and another person.

Although multiple cars were struck, no injuries were reported.

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The Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted 21-year-old Michael Blair, of Dayton, for:

  • Six counts of felonious assault with a deadly weapon
  • One count of discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises
  • One count of improper handling of a firearm in motor vehicle
  • One count of having weapons while under disability

The felonious assault and discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises also carry firearm specifications.

Blair is currently on probation, having been previously convicted of committing a burglary in 2016.

Prosecutor Heck added, “This shooting occurred on a busy highway during rush hour traffic, which is shocking. Amazingly, no one was injured, although multiple vehicles were struck as a result of this defendant’s criminal behavior.”

He is in custody in the Montgomery County Jail, being held on a $200,000 bond. He will be arraigned on May 28 at 8:30 am.

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