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Sealed records on Dayton gunman pit safety against privacy

Aug. 16, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Disturbing behavior that the Dayton gunman reportedly exhibited in his youth may be detailed in law enforcement and school files so far off limits to the public, records that could shed light on whether authorities properly handled early warning signs. The measures used to shield...

The Latest: Dayton shooter's friend will stay in jail

Aug. 15, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the Aug. 4 mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio (all times local): 4:25 p.m. A friend of the Dayton gunman who investigators say bought body armor and an ammunition magazine used in the shooting will not be released from jail. A U.S. magistrate judge Thursday ordered that Ethan...

Coroner: Gunman had drugs in system during firefight

Aug. 15, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The gunman in Dayton who killed nine people had cocaine, an antidepressant and alcohol in his system during the mass shooting, and was cut down by a barrage of at least two dozen police bullets that penetrated gaps in his body armor, a coroner said Thursday. Montgomery County coroner Dr....

Shooter's friend who bought body armor to remain in jail

Aug. 14, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A longtime friend of the Dayton shooter who authorities say bought him body armor and helped assemble the weapon used in the massacre will remain in jail on a charge unrelated to the shooting. Authorities said there's no indication Ethan Kollie knew his friend was planning a mass...

Did the Dayton gunman target his sister? Police can't agree

Aug. 13, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

One of the first victims struck by the Dayton shooter during his 32-second rampage that left nine people dead was his younger sister, but whether he intentionally killed her remains unknown more than a week later, the Ohio city's police chief said Tuesday. Investigators have "radically different views" on whether...

The Latest: Police divided on whether gunman targeted sister

Aug. 13, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the deadly mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio (all times local): 4 p.m. Police investigating the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, say the gunman's sister was among the first people he shot, but investigators are divided on whether he intentionally killed her. Chief Richard Biehl...

The Latest: Attorney: Shooter's friend shocked at killings

Aug. 12, 2019 10:45 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on developments following the mass shooting in Ohio that killed nine (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The attorney representing a man accused of buying and storing body armor for the Dayton gunman says his client was as shocked as anyone by the mass shooting. Attorney Nick...

Feds: Friend of Ohio gunman bought body armor, ammo magazine

Aug. 12, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

A longtime friend of the Dayton gunman bought the body armor, a 100-round magazine and a key part of the gun used in the attack, but there's no indication the man knew his friend was planning a massacre, federal agents said Monday. Ethan Kollie told investigators that he also helped Connor Betts assemble the...

Dayton bar patrons commemorate 1 week since mass shooting

Aug. 11, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — People who gathered at the scene of the Dayton mass shooting observed a moment of silence Sunday in tribute to the victims. Nine people were killed in the Aug. 4 attack that injured more than 30 people in the city's historic Oregon District. Investigators say Connor Betts, 24, opened...

Families mourn, bury those killed in Ohio, Texas shootings

Aug. 10, 2019 10:13 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Mourners gathered across the country Saturday to remember the lives of a graduate student beloved by friends, a man who died in his son's arms and a mother who shielded her infant from gunfire. The funerals were among several being held for people who died in mass shootings last weekend...