Shooting turns into crash on N. Decker


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Police are looking for clues after a man was shot.

Police were initially called to a crash around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of North Decker Avenue. According to the caller, a vehicle drove into the front yard of a house.

When officers arrived in the area, they spotted a man walking down the street waiving officers down. Police asked the man if he had been involved in the crash, and he told police he actually believed he had been shot. Officers said the man had blood all over his shirt.

The man told police he and his friend were driving northbound on North Gettysburg Avenue when a maroon GMC Denali pulled next to them and fired five shots at the vehicle. The man said his friend turned onto West Second Street, but the other vehicle continued firing at them. The victim said his friend then lost control of the vehicle and drove into a yard on North Decker Street. The victim said his friend jumped out of the car and ran. The victim said he started walking from the scene when police arrived.

Police asked the victim if he was having any issues with anyone. He told officers that about three weeks ago, another friend and another man got into an argument at Club 22 on North James H McGee Boulevard where the two pulled guns on each other. The victim said ever since that incident, his friend and the other man have been arguing. The victim told police that Saturday night, they were all at the K9 club on Germantown Pike. The victim said after leaving the club, they all went to the Shell gas station at the corner of Germantown and Gettysburg. He said while they were there, his friend got into another vehicle and left. The shooting happened shortly after that.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound.

Police are still investigating. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 937-222-7867. 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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