Police: Man accidentally shoots self in foot running from Dayton shooting

Credit: City of Dayton

Credit: City of Dayton

A Dayton man accused of shooting and wounding another man Monday night accidentally shot himself in the foot as he was running away, police say.

Julius Maurice Williamson Jr., 21, was arraigned Thursday in Dayton Municipal Court for two counts of felonious assault and one count of having weapons while under disability for a prior conviction.

Dayton police dispatched around 10:15 p.m. to the 40 block of South Monmouth Street on a report of a shooting found a 22-year-old Dayton man who had been shot outside a house.

Witnesses told police that the victim arrived because of a dispute involving his family and began fighting with another man when Williamson approached them and started shooting at the victim, striking him two times, according to an affidavit filed in Dayton Municipal Court.

“Mr. Williamson then began running away and accidentally shot himself in the foot,” the affidavit stated.

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

The gunshot victim suffered serious injuries and was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

Williamson also was taken to Miami Valley Hospital before he was booked Tuesday afternoon into the Montgomery County Jail, where he remains.

Williamson’s bond was set at $50,000 during his arraignment. He is next due June 16 in municipal court, records show.

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