Suspect in deadly triple shooting indicted on 6 counts of aggravated murder, others

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The man of killing two people in late November was formally indicted on murder charges Friday.

It happened around 2 a.m. Nov. 29 in the 100 block of Victor Avenue.

READ MORE: Second death, second arrest in triple shooting

Davion L. Lyons, faces:

  • 6 counts of aggravated murder
  • 6 counts of felonious assault
  • 4 counts of aggravated burglary
  • 4 counts of aggravated robbery
  • 2 counts of having weapons under disability

The shooting left Donald Nesbit, 56, of Dayton and John Dixon, 40 dead.

READ MORE: Dayton Police investigating triple shooting, one dead

Lyons is accused of going to the home of 40‐year‐old John L. Dixon, on Victor Avenue. While inside the residence, he shot Dixon and two other victims, 56‐year‐old Donald J. Nesbit, and a 25‐year‐old female, according to the Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Dixon was pronounced dead at the scene and Nesbit was transported to an area hospital, where he died two days later. The third shooting victim was seriously injured but survived.

There were other people inside the home at the time of the shooting, including two children. One woman hid in a basement but came out when police arrived.

A second man was arrested on charges related to the murder, however he has been released.

Lyons is currently being held on a $1,000,000 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 13. 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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