None of nine Dayton victims killed by police fire, coroner says

None of nine Dayton victims killed by police fire, coroner says

Investigators say it's not clear whether he targeted his sister.

Montgomery County coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger said Connor Betts, 24, had a pipe device and a baggie of cocaine with him, and cocaine, alcohol and an antidepressant in his blood.

He said all the deadly gunshot wounds to the nine victims came from Betts' weapon. Betts was killed by police.

Armed with a.223-caliber high-capacity rifle, Betts opened fire on August 4 in the popular OR district, killing nine people, including his sister, and wounding 17 others.

Those killed included Betts' 22-year-old sister, Megan.


Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl expressed regret that police gunfire struck innocent bystanders, but stressed that the scene was "chaotic" and that Betts needed to be stopped from shooting more people.

The gunman who carried out a deadly mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, this month had cocaine and other drugs in his system at the time, a according to a coroner's report.

The family of the Dayton, Ohio shooter have apologised for releasing an "insensitive" obituary that fails to mention the "terrible tragedy". This comes after authorities discovered Kollie lied on federal firearm forms in order to purchase his own firearm, which was not used in the shooting.

Although the police couldn't verify the motivation of the shooter, he said that Betts had "a story of obsession with violence and ideas of abuse, a debate of interest in mass shootings and an expression of a willingness to perform a mass shooting".

Not a mention of the truth: The family's original obituary to Connor Betts is pictured above and fails to mention the devastating shooting he launched.


'Stephen and Moira Betts apologize that the wording of the obituary for their son Connor was insensitive in not acknowledging the awful tragedy that he created, ' the apology said.

Police engaged Betts roughly 16 seconds after he opened fire on Fifth Street in the crowded bar district, police said Tuesday during a presentation of a video timeline of events.

Surveillance footage released this week, which was pieced together from several local businesses, showed Betts spending almost two hours in the area before his spree began.

The family will be holding private memorial services for both of their children.

Ethan Kollie, a longtime friend of Betts who told investigators he bought the body armor, a 100-round magazine and a key part of the gun Betts used in the attack was in court Thursday after a judge balked at releasing him from jail.


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