Dayton officer on leave following shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton police officer is on administrative leave following a shooting incident late Wednesday night.

Officer Shena Lally fired at least 14 shots at a drive-by shooting suspect in the area of Willowwood and Parkwood drives just after 11:00 p.m.

Chief Richard Biehl released information about the incident Thursday afternoon.

He said Officer Lally was speaking to witnesses of a possible drive-by shooting when the suspect accelerated toward her, firing a weapon.

(WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)
(WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

The chief said the officer acted to protect herself and others at the scene.

The suspect’s car then drove over a curb and toward E.J. Brown Elementary School where it crashed. The suspects fled on foot.

The victim of the original shooting, Darryl Young, 19, was dropped off at a local hospital and police believe that person returned to the scene and encountered Officer Lally.

Officer Lally is a 14 year veteran of the Dayton Police Department and is currently assigned to the Central Business District.

You are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 222-7867 if you have any information about the suspects’ whereabouts. 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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