Officer spots gun after shots-fired call, requests backup

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Officer request backup after incident in Dayton

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

An officer who spotted someone with a gun after a report of shots fired in Dayton Tuesday night issued a call for urgent assistance.

Police were dispatched to the 2500 block of Catalpa Drive shortly before 9:30 p.m. when the ShotSpotter system alerted police to shots fired in the area, our news partner WHIO-TV reported.

An officer reported he had six people at gunpoint in and around a car, and made a “Signal 99” call for officer in need of assistance after spotting a gun among the group.

When officers asked for the gun, members of the group and neighborhood residents began arguing with officers, a police sergeant told WHIO.

When police searched the car, they found fake drugs. No one in the group was arrested.

However, police told WHIO that a juvenile was taken into custody for an unrelated incident.

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