Victim identified in fatal Dayton shooting

Police said a man who was shot and killed Saturday night tried to run away from first responders and had to be tazed.

Police said Koa Llacuna, 36, was shot in the leg and chest as he was trying to break into a neighbor’s house. The neighbor told police he told him multiple times to leave.

When police and medics arrived, Llacuna tried to run away as he was bleeding “profusely,” police said. He was then tazed so he could receive first aid.

He later died at Miami Valley Hospital.

Update @ 5:57 p.m. 5/25

Residents in a Dayton community say they are terrified after a man was shot and killed in their neighborhood Saturday night.

Koa Llacuna, 36, was shot in the leg shortly after 9 p.m. near his home in the 100 block of South Wright Avenue. He later died from his injuries.

Neighbors said they did not know Llacuna very well because he recently moved into the neighborhood. But they were surprised the shooting happened during a time that usually calls for celebration.

“It is very scary when it’s that close to you and you’re not sure why it happened,” said one neighbor, who did not want to be identified because the gunman may still be on the loose.

Other neighbors said they were celebrating Memorial Day weekend when they heard gunfire.

“We heard at least two shots,” said another neighbor who also did not want to be identified because she fears retaliation from the gunman. “We were shocked because this is a quiet area.”

Police have not released an official report of the shooting. The newspaper attempted to speak with Llacuna’s family, but they declined. Police are investigating the shooting.

First report:

One person has died after a shooting in Dayton.

Police responded to South Wright Avenue Saturday night.

The victim was shot in the leg.

The Montgomery County Coroner identified the victim as Koa Llacuna, 36.

Details about what led to the shooting were not immediately available.

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