Coroner’s office identifies man found dead after standoff in Dayton

A Dayton man was found with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after barricading himself inside a Caho Street home Tuesday, according to investigators.

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James Johnson, 40, was identified by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office Wednesday morning as the man found dead inside the home.

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According to police, Johnson was a suspect in a robbery on Xenia Avenue and prompted a SWAT standoff and “signal 99” for countywide officer assistance around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dayton police Maj. Joe Wiesman said.

Officers used home security cameras and talked to witnesses to track the suspect to the house, Wiesman said.

“Officers went to the address, went inside the actual address — the residents were cooperative. The individual was in a back bedroom, they asked the individual to come out. At that time a shot rang out.

“Officers didn’t know if the person was shooting at them or where they were shooting so they evacuated the house. We surrounded it and as it turned out the subject inside was deceased,” Wiesman said.

The incident remains under investigation.

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