MORAINE, Ohio (WDTN) — Police have confirmed that Thursday night’s shooting at a DMAX plant was allegedly the result of a domestic dispute between multiple employees.
Just before 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, multiple 911 calls came in reporting an active shooter at the DMAX plant. A man had allegedly entered the plant in what police believe to be a targeted attack.
According to MPD Sgt. Andrew Parish, officers arrived on the scene and found the suspect outside near the main entrance, suffering from what they believe to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers also found numerous rounds of ammunition. Officers provided medical care until he could be brought to a local hospital for treatment, where he remains in critical but stable condition.
Inside the building, officers found one man, Jeffery James Allen III, 28, had been killed and another had been injured in the shooting. Both victims and the suspect were employees of DMAX.
Police confirmed that the shooting was the escalation of a domestic dispute between the suspect, Allen and a woman who also worked at the facility. Thursday evening, the suspect and Allen were engaged in a verbal dispute when the suspect pulled out a handgun and began firing.
The man who was injured is not believed to have been involved in the dispute, police said.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing, police said. Officers have already executed a search warrant at the suspect’s home and are currently examining security footage from the incident.
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