Call for charges in RTA driver shooting claim

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Adams Project is calling on Montgomery County prosecutors to file charges against the RTA bus driver who police say made up a story about being shot.

Reverend Jerome McCorry says prosecutors are dragging their feet concerning charges and sending the case to a grand jury.

Rick Wagoner claimed he was attacked by three black man who shot him as he tried to repair a broken down RTA bus.

Rick Wagoner's Bible saved him from serious injury in shooting. (Photo/RTA)
Rick Wagoner’s Bible saved him from serious injury in shooting. (Photo/RTA)

Dayton police later confirmed that his story didn’t add up and said the report was false.

“The problem is these stories are so easy to believe. To have this type of story fabricated concerns us especially when we’ve worked diligently that African American males are able to come home from prison and be able to complete an image renewal by changing their lives,” said Reverend McCorry.

McCorry also says false stories contribute to an already tarnished image of Dayton’s west side.

The Adams Project believes charges should come sooner than later and want prosecutors to act now.

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