Shots-fired call, handgun seen leads to Dayton police asking for backup

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Officer request backup after incident in Dayton

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A shots-fired report escalated to the officer-needs-assistance call Tuesday when Dayton police saw a handgun among a group of six people who were in and around a car, a police sergeant said.

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According to Montgomery County Regional Dispatch, police were dispatched to the 2500 block of Catalpa Drive around 9:26 p.m. after ShotSpotter alerted police to shots being fired in the neighborhood. The ShotSpotter system is geared toward helping police quickly identify the location of gunshots.

When officers asked for the gun, members of the group and neighborhood residents began arguing with the officers, the sergeant said.

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Police searched the car and found fake drugs, the sergeant said. No one in the group was arrested.

But, the sergeant said, police did take a juvenile into custody on an incident unrelated to the shots-fired call.

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