Victim identified in deadly Dayton shooting

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County Coroner has identified the man shot and killed outside a market in Dayton on Wednesday.

The Coroner says 26-year-old Deandre Thomas from Dayton died in the shooting.

The incident happened around 3:00 pm Wednesday outside the Dearborn Market in the 600 block of Dearborn Avenue.

Major Eric Henderson of the Dayton Police Department said Wednesday officers were in the area of McCabe Avenue and Groveland Avenue when they heard gunshots.

When they turned onto McCabe they saw one person point a weapon at them and fire one shot. Officers then saw another person lying on the ground.

Police did not pursue the suspect, instead attempting to perform life-saving measures on the person on the ground. Henderson says medics were called and pronounced the victim dead shortly after their arrival.

Dayton homicide detectives and evidence teams were called to the scene. The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office removed the body.

No description of the suspect was given as police are still investigating and working to get an accurate description.

If you have any information you are asked to call 333-COPS (2677). You may ask to leave your information anonymously.  You also call Crime Stoppers at 222-STOP (7867).

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