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Police: Suspects in SUV Try to Run Over Dayton Police Officer

DAYTON -- An incident during which shots were fired at a Dayton police officer is now under investigation.

The shooting happened on Willowwood Avenue in Dayton. Police were first called to the area for a shooting. When an officer arrived, an SUV drove up and the driver accelerated toward the officer.

Dayton police say someone inside the SUV then opened fire.

Willowwood was shut down as investigators searched the area for clues. They have found a gun and multiple casings lying around and are currently talking to neighbors to see if they know anything.

After multiple shots were fired toward the officer, that officer then fired back. We are being told the officer fired at least 14 rounds.

The driver crashed into the parking lot of E.J. Brown school and then the suspects inside fled on foot.

Police say there might have been three suspects in the SUV, and they should be considered armed and dangerous. They could be charged with felonious assault or attempted murder.

The officer involved in the shooting was not injured.

Police think it is possible that the SUV and the people inside could be connected to a prior shooting.
 
One person involved in the initial shooting call was taken to the hospital.



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DAYTON -- Police say at least two, possibly three suspects are on the run this morning after firing shots at a Dayton police officer and nearly running that officer down with an SUV.

Police were initially called to 42 Willowwood Drive in Dayton on a shooting. While an officer was investigating, an SUV pulled up and then accelerated at the officer. Someone inside the vehicle started firing and the officer took cover, then fired back. The officer was uninjured, but the suspects crashed the SUV in the parking lot of EJ Brown and took off on foot.

Right now police are questioning people in the neighborhood to try and get any information. They consider the suspects to be armed and dangerous and think they could be connected to a prior shooting.

We will continue to update this story as more information comes in to our newsroom.

 
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