VA Center shooting suspect due in court

Neil Moore suspected of shooting at Dayton VA Medical Center. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)
Neil Moore suspected of shooting at Dayton VA Medical Center. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The man charged in a shooting that wounded an employee at the Dayton VA Center is scheduled to appear in federal court today.

Neil Moore, 59, a former Dayton VA employee is charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of use of a deadly weapon during the commission of a crime of violence. Both carry a 10 year sentence. He is being held without bond pending trial.

Prosecutors say Moore entered an employee break room where several people were playing cards Monday and pointed a gun at them. Authorities say there was a struggle and 61-year-old Paul Burnside was shot in the ankle. Burnside was treated at Miami Valley Hospital and released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Court documents allege Moore intended to intimidate former co-workers he believed were having inappropriate relationships with his wife and daughter. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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