Police: Man shoots brother in leg during fight in Trotwood


A 22-year-old Trotwood man is accused of shooting his brother Tuesday night during a fight in Trotwood.

Daniel Day Coates was video arraigned Friday in Montgomery County Municipal Court Western Division in New Lebanon for two counts of felonious assault.

Police were called around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday to an apartment complex in the 5500 block of Autumn Woods Drive on a reported fight with shots fired. Before officers arrived, they received information that a person had been shot, according to police.

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The victim, a man, was taken to a local hospital in a personal vehicle.

A suspect, later identified as Coates, left the scene but was apprehended a short time later, police said.

Coates “knowingly fired a weapon at his brother … hitting him in the back of the left leg, causing serious physical harm with a deadly weapon,” an affidavit stated.

Bond was set at $25,000 for Coates, who is no longer listed as an inmate at the Montgomery County Jail.

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