Police: Man shot by detectives after refusing to put down pistol

Miami Valley News

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton detectives shot a man multiple times in the legs while investigating a previous shooting that critically injured a 17-year-old boy around noon Wednesday.

Detectives were investigating reports of a shooting on Catalpa Drive and Kumler Avenue when they were alerted to a suspect being at a home on Lexington Avenue. According to the Dayton Police Department, as detectives approached the home they saw four men on the porch.

Lt. Colonel Matt Carper said that detectives contacted the men on the porch around 1:45 p.m. and confirmed that one of them looked like the suspect. Then, one of the men pulled out a pistol and would not comply with the detectives orders to put it down.

Both detectives fired multiple rounds at the man, hitting him in both legs. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The detectives involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave per department policy. Carper said that body camera footage, if available, would be released at some point as well.

This is a developing story and WDTN.com will update it when more information is available.

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