DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton police officer will not be charged for shooting a man twice after the man opened his apartment door with a handgun pointed directly at the officer.
Over the span of three days, the Montgomery County Grand Jury heard testimony and statements from witnesses, both civilian and law enforcement, concerning an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Rockford Avenue.
Dayton officers responded to a 911 call on October 12, 2018, from neighbors concerning a disturbance at an apartment building on Rockford Avenue.
Upon arrival, the officers learned of a secondary disturbance involving a male from the building threatening people with a knife.
While investigating that complaint, the officers knocked on an apartment door. When the resident, Antoine Morrow, opened the door, he had a handgun drawn and pointed directly at one of the officers.
The officer fired his weapon at Morrow, hitting him once in the chest and once in his side. The injuries were not fatal.
After considering testimony and statements of the witnesses, the Grand Jury returned a no true bill, finding that the officer will not face any charges for the incident.
Antoine Morrow was legally prohibited from possessing a firearm and has been indicted for three counts of having weapons while under disability with prior offense of violence, and two counts of having weapons while under disability with a prior drug conviction.