Suspect identified from shooting outside Dayton party store

Photo courtesy Montgomery County Jail.

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Police identified the suspect who fatally shot a man outside of a party store in Dayton as 44-year-old Jessie Keith.

Police arrested Keith around 4:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Keith is facing an aggravated murder charge and is currently in custody at the Montgomery County Jail.

The coroner identified the victim as 46-year-old George Lane from Dayton.

Police were called to Gina’s Party Store on Germantown Road around 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

When officers arrived, they found Lane with at least two gunshot wounds.

A man called police and said he heard three gunshots before finding Lane shot outside the store.

Lane was taken to Miami Valley Hospital where he later died. 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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