DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A man is in custody after firing shots near a Dayton motel.
24-year-old Albert Ashbridge is being held on several charges, including multiple weapons charges and drug charges.
Five Rivers MetroParks officers were investigating an abandoned vehicle at the levy near the Dayton Motor Motel in the 1600 block of North Keowee Street. They believed the vehicle was connected to an earlier incident in Riverside. While on scene investigating, shots were fired from a nearby tree line.
Multiple law enforcement agencies were called to the area to investigate.
Authorities found Ashbridge on the roof of a building next to the motel and more shots were fired.
“There were shots fired while the officers were on scene. We don’t believe he was firing at us though,” said Dayton Police Sgt. Jeffery Spires.
Officers gained access to the roof and took Ashbridge into custody. A handgun was recovered at the scene as well as shell casings.
No one was hurt.
“It was pretty chaotic to start with. We had to shut down Keowee for the safety of the public. Some people tried to go around our vehicles. We had to stop them, trying to keep them safe while trying to keep ourselves safe at the same time,” said Sgt. Spires.
Ashbridge is linked to an incident earlier in the night in Riverside. Police say officers responded to a call of someone firing shots from a moving vehicle.
Police located the car, a maroon Chevy Caprice, from witness descriptions, and a pursuit ensued. Officers terminated the pursuit when the car would not stop near St. Adelbert in Dayton.
Metro Parks officers found the vehicle on North Keowee Street near the bridge to North Dixie Drive. While Metro Parks officers were checking the vehicle, they heard shots, leading to the incident near the motel.
The investigation is ongoing.