Off-duty police officer and Ohio CHL-holder respond to sounds of shooting in Dayton

The Dayton Daily News is reporting that an off-duty police officer and an Ohio CHL-holder responded to sounds of shooting at 10:15 a.m. on Monday morning.

According to the report, multiple shots were fired in what was described as a “drug deal gone bad” (as though there are drug deals that go good?). The shots fired were from the suspects shooting at each other, and up to 15 rounds struck a vehicle. Police later discovered what they believe was a large quantity of heroin inside the car.

From the article:

An off-duty police officer and a male CCW permit holder, who were in the area to check on the commotion, confronted one of the fleeing groups. One of two people in this group threw down a firearm, which police later seized.

“Both the off-duty officer and the CCW permit holder confronted both of these subjects as they were walking away. One did have a gun in his hand. (The off-duty officer and the CCW Permit holder) gave them orders to get down on the ground. At which point, they fled,” Riegel said.

The CCW permit holder had a firearm with him, but police said there is no indication he fired it.

Police used a K-9 to located one of the suspects after he was spotted running away from the area and hiding in a doghouse at a nearby residence. Officers are not sure how many people were involved in the incident, but they believe two firearms were used.

Chad D. Baus is the Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary, BFA PAC Vice Chairman, and an NRA-certified firearms instructor. He is the editor of, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website.

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