DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Police Chief identified the man shot by police Thursday morning as Shawn Keirns.
The shooting happened just after 4 a.m. on Wayne Avenue. Police tape surrounded an area near Esther Price. Montgomery County Regional Dispatch told 2 NEWS an officer called for assistance and a man was shot.
In the Thursday afternoon briefing, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl told reporters police were called to check on a man in the street with no shirt on waving at cars. Shortly after that, Biehl said, another 911 caller reported his handgun was stolen by a man with the same description.
The 911 call was played in the briefing. In the recording, you can hear the caller say he was flagged down by a white man in the street in the 2100 block of Wayne Avenue. The caller told 911 operators the man opened his passenger door and stole a handgun from the passenger seat and ran away. The caller told police he could hear shots being fired but could not see where the man was.
Chief of Police Richard Biehl said police responded to the area and ordered the man several times to drop his weapon. The man refused to comply and police fired shots at the suspect. That suspect is now in surgery at Miami Valley Hospital. It is not known where the man was struck.