Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl provided media with an update Sunday afternoon on the law enforcement investigation into the shooting.
Biehl said that at 1:05 a.m. Sunday, officers patrolling heard gunfire and responded to a shooting incident in the Oregon district.
Biehl said within 20 seconds of hearing gunfire, police officers engaged with the suspect. He said the threat was neutralized within 30 seconds of the suspect beginning to fire shots.
Biehl said six officers were involved in engaging the shooter — five officers and one sergeant. He said per standard department protocol, those officers will be placed on administrative leave
Biehl said the suspect, Connor Betts, had a minimal history with law enforcement. He had traffic violations for speeding, failure to control and failure to yield.
Biehl released a 911 radio call and multiple surveillance videos from the time of the incident. In one video, Biehl said, an officer can be seen shooting the suspect as he tries to enter the Ned Peppers bar.
The police chief said stopping the suspect before entering the bar was “essential” and prevented further “catastrophic injury and loss of life.”
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