Police investigate deadly shooting in Dayton, victim identified

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Police are investigating a deadly shooting in Dayton.

It happened around 3 a.m. Friday on James H. McGee Boulevard, near W. 5th Street.

Police responded to reports of a person shot and found 24-year-old Javon Jones, from Dayton, dead in the parking lot of a bar.

A 911 caller told authorities he heard gunshots and came outside the bar. The caller said he found the man with gunshots wounds to the head and chest.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office was called to remove the body.

Police have not released any suspect information. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Dayton Police or Crimestoppers at 222-STOP.

Extra officers were called to the scene to help control the crowd. Police say there was a fight between bystanders outside the crime scene, and several people yelling and screaming, leading to the extra police presence.

Homicide detectives are leading the investigation.

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