Victims identified in deadly Harrison Twp double shooting


HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — The Montgomery County Coroner has identified the two men found shot and killed inside a Harrison Township business Monday.

The coroner says 59-year-old Lester Golson and 71-year-old Frank Buck, both from Dayton, were found dead at the scene.

The two men died after a struggle led to a shooting inside a car dealership.

Both men were taken to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. Police say they believe both men knew each other and may have got into a fight over a business dealing.

One woman who witnessed the shooting called 911.

Caller: “When I pulled up, I tried to get in and I couldn’t get in. I see them starting to tussle.”

The caller told dispatch she saw both men fighting then hit the ground.

Caller: “I was trying to get to my car and get to the phone to call the police then I heard gunshots and I looked in there and I see him firing a gun at him.”

The shooting happened inside Buck-I Auto Sales on North Dixie Drive in Harrison Township around 1:30 p.m. Monday.

“There’s no doubt that a struggle ensued,” Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Captain Jeremy Roy said. “Inside the business.”

Police believe a fight between both men over a business dealing led to the shooting.

“Whatever took place in here I think everyone knew each other,” Captain Roy said. “From either prior dealings or from working here or something.”

Thelma Tipton who works at the dealership says she’s in disbelief.

“I just can’t believe that somebody would go in there,” Tipston said. “And do that.”

When police arrived at the scene, deputies kicked in the locked front door and found both men dead from apparent gunshots wounds. It’s unclear if either of the men’s gun wounds were self-inflicted. Police are now interviewing the 911 caller and collecting evidence, trying to piece together what happened.

“Our evidence techs are going to take over and collect all the evidence,” Captain Roy said. “That we have inside the building, photograph everything in and out and diagram it and everything will be set up for an autopsy tomorrow which will probably give us a little more answers.”

Police say they believe they do have everyone involved the shooting and say there’s no danger to anyone in the area.

They’re working to get surveillance video from nearby businesses to better piece together what happened.

Autopsies on both men will be performed Tuesday morning.

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