Suspect shot by police Wednesday has died

(WDTN Photo/Ethan Fitzgerald)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – 2 NEWS has learned the suspect shot by police Wednesday morning has died.

Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said Wednesday a Trotwood Officer was hit by a suspects car and knocked down as he tried to flee from police. A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy and the officer that was hit fired at the vehicle, striking the suspect several times.

The suspect drove south on North Dixie Drive where he crashed near the intersection of North Dixie Drive and Frederick Pike. A viewer, Ashley Alexander, caught the police chase on camera. Take a look at this video.

Police were able to take the suspect into custody there. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Police have not identified the suspect.

Sheriff Plummer told 2 NEWS law enforcement was in the area performing a “blitz” to combat the heroin epidemic. While police were there an undercover officer spotted a drug deal in progress and police and deputies attempted to stop the car.

If you missed Sheriff Plummer’s comments live you can watch them here.

The incident began when a call for help, or a “Signal 99,” was issued Wednesday morning after a report of shots being fired near the intersection of Needmore Road and North Dixie Drive Wednesday morning.

Police have responded to at least three separate locations.  2 NEWS Reporter Ethan Fitzgerald is at the intersection of North Dixie Drive near Frederick Pike. Two cars are involved in a crash at that location and an ambulance left the scene of the crash with an escort from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies closed the road earlier Wednesday and the road is now open at North Dixie.

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