Man charged with murder in Dayton shooting death at his home

Dillon Wayne Engle
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Dillon Wayne Engle

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

A man is facing murder charges in a shooting death early Tuesday inside the Dayton home where he and the victim lived.

Dillon Wayne Engle, 26, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Dayton Municipal Court for two counts of murder and two counts of felonious assault in the deadly shooting of 51-year-old Brian Jacobs.

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Crews responded around 12:20 a.m. Tuesday to a home in the 700 block of Gondert Avenue after a woman reported her grandson shot Jacobs, according to 911 dispatch logs. Jacobs was reportedly shot in the head and was not breathing.

Dayton police are investigating a deadly shooting that took place early Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 717 Gondert Ave. in Dayton MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF
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Dayton police are investigating a deadly shooting that took place early Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 717 Gondert Ave. in Dayton MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF

Dayton police took Engle into custody at the scene. He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail, where he remains.

The suspect’s mother witnessed Engle shoot Jacobs, according to Dayton Municipal Court and police.

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The homicide remains under investigation.

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