Gunshots heard near Dayton park

Mug shot of Keontae Brown (Montgomery County Jail Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A man is behind bars after officers hear shots fired near a Dayton park.

Keontae Brown, 21, was arrested on charges of having weapons under disability.

Police were patrolling the area of West Riverview Avenue and North Broadway Street Friday around 2 a.m. when they heard several gunshots.

Officers spotted a silver 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora parked in the middle of John Hiers Park. When they investigated, they found Brown, another man, and a juvenile in the vehicle.

Police also found several empty shell casings on the ground next to the vehicle and two semi-automatic handguns just behind the backseat. A third semi-automatic handgun was found in the trunk. They also found paper targets and live ammunition in the vehicle.

Brown and the other two people in the vehicle denied firing the gun. The other man told police they were in the field of the park because he was having an asthma attack and had to throw up.

The three were taken to the safety building to be interviewed by detectives.

Police checked Brown’s criminal history and found he had been convicted of having weapons under disability before. Records also indicated he was convicted of trafficking drugs.

Brown was booked into the Montgomery County Jail. 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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