Family member shot during relative’s burial at Jefferson Twp. cemetery

Credit: Damon Woods

Credit: Damon Woods

One family member was shot by another after an argument broke out Friday afternoon during the burial of a relative at the Jefferson View cemetery.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was called just after 1:30 p.m. to a report of a shooting at the cemetery at 2290 S. Union Road in Jefferson Twp.

“During the argument, one of the involved subjects produced a firearm,” according to a release from the sheriff’s office. “As the conflict continued, the firearm was discharged. The bullet struck a family member of the suspect in the leg.”

Family members took the gunshot victim to the grounds of the Dayton VA Medical Center at 4100 W. Third St. From there, the victim was taken to the emergency room at Miami Valley Hospital.

The suspected shooter was found in a hotel off Dryden Road in Moraine. He was taken into custody and taken to the sheriff’s office special investigation unit.

No formal charges have been filed.

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