Coroner identifies man from Jefferson Township incident

(WDTN Photo/Darren King)

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — The man who was a suspect in Wednesday morning’s shooting in Jefferson Township has died.

The Montgomery County Coroner identified the suspect as 35-year-old David Hurley from Laurel, Indiana.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says a man planned to shoot his wife outside a house in Jefferson Township.

The shooting happened outside a house in the 5600 block of Germantown Pike near the intersection of Shank Road just before 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The Sheriff’s Office says the man hid in a shed near the house.

(WDTN Photo/Darren King)

When his wife was dropped off at the home to pick up her car, the man came out of the shed and started shooting.

In a 911 call, a woman told dispatchers that a man from Indiana had shot a woman in front of a house. The 911 caller said the man walked around outside, reloaded his weapon, and later shot himself in the head.

The 27-year-old woman was shot twice. She was taken to a local hospital, where she is listed as stable. Authorities say she is expected to recover.

After the shooting, the man tried to jump in the back of a pickup truck that was driving away. The driver of that truck sped off, throwing the suspect from the bed of the truck.

The owner of the house approached the suspect with a shotgun. At that point, the suspect shot himself in the head, killing himself.

Authorities say the suspect and victim were married, but currently separated. The woman was reportedly in the process of obtaining a protection order against the man. The couple was reportedly going through a divorce.

The suspect is from Indiana. The woman reportedly lived somewhere in Dayton.

The owner of the house where the shooting happened was allowing the woman to keep her car there, according to authorities. The homeowner and the woman were not related.

Germantown Pike and OH-4 were closed during the investigation. All roads have since reopened. 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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