Police investigate man shot in the leg

DeSoto Bass housing complex (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Police are investigating after a man was shot in the leg.

Officers and medics were dispatched to the 1700 block of Banker Place around 3:20 a.m. Sunday on reports of a shooting.

Calls also came in a few minutes earlier about shots fired in the area.

When crews arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim told police he was walking through DeSoto Bass when he heard several gunshots and then was struck in the leg.

Officers found at least 20 cartridge casings at the entrance to the parking area at 1700 West Stewart Street, which they collected for evidence.

Police later identified the victim as 36-year-old Rashem Jones. Police said the victim is a suspect in an unrelated aggravated burglary that happened earlier Sunday. Officers said Jones kicked in a door to the apartment of the mother of one of his children in the 3200 block of McCabe Avenue around 1:30 a.m. when she wouldn’t let him inside. He admitted to police he was intoxicated and eventually fled the scene.

Jones’ injuries from the shooting were non-life-threatening. He was transported to Miami Valley Hospital.

Police are still investigating and do not have a suspect in the shooting.

After receiving treatment, Jones  was arrested for aggravated burglary and booked into jail.

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