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Officer-involved shooting suspect charged in Indiana robbery

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m. (April 5):

A man shot by police near the Red Roof Inn in Miamisburg has been identified as Jeremy Watson, 38, of Dayton.

He is charged with robbery while armed with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon in connection to the April 2 robbery of a Dollar General in Bright, Indiana, according to a news released.

UPDATE @ 4:05 p.m. (April 4):

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The man shot by police near a Miamisburg hotel has been identified as a suspect from a robbery at a Dollar General in Lawrenceburg, Indiana earlier this week, according to officials.

FIRST REPORT: Officer-involved shooting reported in Miamisburg

The man’s identity has not been released pending the filing of official charges, according to the Dearborn County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens.

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The suspect was said to have entered the Dollar General store on Stateline Road around 9:45 p.m. April 2 and showed a semi-automatic handgun and demanded cash from the clerk, Deddens said.

Tactical Crime Suppression Unit Spokesman John Davis said a gun was recovered at the scene of the officer-involved shooting near the Red Roof Inn on Byers Road Tuesday night.

Davis added the suspect had previous felony convictions.

The suspect was still being treated for his injuries at a local hospital Wednesday afternoon, Davis said.

INITIAL REPORT:

Several jurisdictions responded Tuesday night to a Miamisburg hotel as a police officer from that city shot and wounded a 38-year-old Dayton man suspected of armed robbery in Indiana, police said today.

“Once shots were fired…..quite a few” officers from south suburban cities that are members of the Tactical Crime Suppression Unit responded to the Red Roof Inn on Byers Road, said Centerville Police Department Public Information Officer John Davis.

Davis met Wednesday with Miamisburg Police Chief John Sedlak. Authorities cancelled plans of holding a news conference, saying they need more time before releasing additional information.

FIRST REPORT: Officer-involved shooting reported in Miamisburg

The identity of the suspect and the Miamisburg officer who shot him are not yet being released, Davis said. The suspect is receiving treatment at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries, and Davis said authorities are not releasing where he was wounded.

A signal 99 indicating an officer in distress went out about 6:30 p.m., and Miamisburg police requested assistance from the tactical unit, whose members include Centerville, Germantown, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Springboro and West Carrollton, Davis said.

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“It was a big scene and had a lot going on,” Davis said.

This news organization has requested copies of police incident report, 911 calls and police video of the scene.

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