Victim identified in deadly Dayton shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — The Montgomery County Coroner has identified the man who was fatally shot in a Dayton neighborhood on Tuesday.

The coroner says 29-year-old Jesse Chivers is the victim in the shooting.

The shooting happened in the 3700 block of West Second Street just after 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Police found Chivers with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dayton Police detectives remained at the scene for several hours, while people from the neighborhood looked on.

“There’s a lot of senseless killing going on,” Ronald Chestain, a neighbor, said. “Every other day there’s something that happening in Dayton, Ohio and it just needs to stop.”

“We need to come together.”

Neighbors say Chivers often tried to help people in the community. Family members say he made a living fixing houses, something he often did in his own neighborhood.

“You got a man trying to fix-up houses for someone to live in so they can have a place to lay their heads,” Chestain said. “It makes no sense.”

Dayton Police haven’t released suspect information yet, as they work to identify who pulled the trigger.

Lt.. Eric Sheldon; “The most important thing now is no canvass the neighborhood, talk to any potential witnesses so we can develop suspect information and get this case closed as soon as possible,” Dayton Police Lt. Eric Sheldon said.

Police are asking anyone with information tonight to call Crimestoppers.

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