DPD Officers shoot man with gun on Verona Road

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Police officers shot a man with a gun several times on Verona Road early Wednesday morning.

He has been identified as 24-year-old Deshawn Trae McGee.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired near the Shell Gas Station on W. Third Street near Gettysburg Avenue just before 3:00 am Wednesday.

While officers were interviewing someone on scene they heard more shots being fired in the area.

At that point, more Dayton Police crews responded to the area.

A crew located a gray Nissan Maxima driving without headlights near Gettysburg Avenue and Verona Road.

Officers followed that vehicle to a driveway in the 300 block of Verona Road, near W. Second Street. The officers turned on their lights as the vehicle pulled into the driveway.

At that point, a man got out of the vehicle holding a gun.

Officer Zachary Banks fired seven shots at the man, hitting him several times. The officers performed live-saving measures on the man until medics arrived and removed him to Miami Valley Hospital. Authorities say the man suffered life-threatening injuries but is now in stable condition.

During the incident, McGee threw the gun across the vehicle which Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl identified as a .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun.

Biehl says this is Dayton’s first officer-involved shooting in city limits in 2018.

Chief Biehl says the man lived at the house on Verona Road and there have been previous reports of firearm activity at that residence. There are no other suspects at this time. No officers were injured during the incident. No other injuries were reported.

The Animal Resource Center was called to the scene to remove a dog from the basement of the home, so officers could serve a search warrant and search the home.

An ATF dog was also called to the scene to help officers look for evidence related to the shooting and found the gun McGee threw across the vehicle in the bushes.

A neighbor heard two gun shots and then hit the floor and said the street look like Christmas with all of the police cars lined up on the street.

Dayton Police will hold a press conference later Wednesday to release more information on the incident.

2 NEWS will have a crew at that press conference and will provide updates as the story develops.

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