One found shot in Oregon District; busy night for police

Dispatchers tell 2 NEWS officers were first dispatched on a fight in the parking lot of Ned Peppers around 1:50. (WDTN Photo/Maytal Levi)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Police are investigating after a man was shot in a parking lot behind businesses in the Oregon District early Sunday morning.

Officers were on bar patrol when several shots were fired near the corner of East Fifth Street and Jackson Street around 1:50 a.m. They found a 32-year-old man shot in a lot on Gates Street. The victim was taken to Miami Valley Hospital and is expected to recover.

When police were investigating the shooting, they said Laveena Vinson, 37, was standing just outside of the crime scene tape yelling about the delay of the medic. Police told her first responders were on their way, but they said she continued screaming. Police said when they asked her to step back away from the scene, she slapped an officer’s hand and began screaming again. Vinson was arrested for disorderly conduct and misconduct at an emergency.

While officers were responding to the shooting, they also made several arrests after some unrelated fights sparked in the Oregon District. Toccarre Henley and Leasha Nolan were arrested on charges of assault and resisting arrest in the back parking lot of Ned Peppers at 419 East Fifth Street just before 2 a.m.  Police said the two were wrestling on the ground. After they were both ordered to stop, officers said they had to tase Henley. Witnesses reported Nolan bumped into Henley inside Ned Peppers and didn’t say “excuse me,” which sparked the brawl. Police said the two were using pepper spray in the fight. Both had minor injuries and were booked into jail.

Ned Peppers’ bouncers said during that time, an even bigger crowd of people started a fight inside the bar, which the bouncers pushed outside. Bar staff identified one man who was involved in the fight. When officers questioned him, he refused to answer questions and would not give police his information. He was trespassed from Ned Peppers at the bar’s request. He was also issued a summons arrest for refusing to disclose personal information to the public and obstructing official business.

Around the same time, officers were flagged down by a patron who said she spotted a man who appeared to have been the victim of an assault. Police found the victim sitting in his car next to the bar bloodied and beaten. When they asked him what happened, he told them he couldn’t remember. Medics were called to the scene. He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with facial fractures.

Dayton Police are still investigating the incidents. 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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