Dayton man arrested in deadly shooting in Darke County

A Dayton man accused of shooting and killing a man in Darke County Sunday was arrested in Troy.

Eric James Martin, 27, is in the Darke County Jail, where he is held on a $150,000 cash-only bond for a preliminary murder charge.

A shooting was reported around 4:20 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of West Main Street in Gettysburg in Darke County.

Martin and 29-year-old Layton White, of Union City, Indiana, were in a fight when Martin shot White, according to a preliminary investigation by Darke County Sheriff’s deputies.

“Eyewitnesses observed Martin shoot White in front of the residence,” read a press release from the sheriff’s office. “Immediately following the shooting, Martin left the scene.”

White died from his injuries at the scene.

The Miami County Sheriff’s Office and Troy Police Department found Martin and his vehicle around 4:40 p.m. in Troy, according to the sheriff’s office.

Martin was booked into the Miami County Jail and later transferred to the Darke County Jail.

Darke County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the shooting. In addition to deputies, Gettysburg Fire and Rescue and the Darke County Coroner’s Office also responded to the shooting.

We are working to learn more and will update this story as more information is released.

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