Man charged with fatal shooting outside Dayton business

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Man arrested in connection to fatal shooting outside Dayton business

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 2:42 p.m. (Aug. 10):

Multiple murder charges were approved for Jesse Keith, the man accused of shooting 43-year-old George Lane outside of Gina’s Part Store II earlier this week.

Keith is charged with premeditated aggravated murder, three counts of murder, two counts of felonious assault and a single count of having weapons under disability.

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The 44-year-old suspect appeared in Dayton Municipal Court today, where his bond was set at $2 million.

UPDATE @ 3:32 p.m.

Dayton police 

Lt. Gregg Gaby said t
he two men had known each other and apparently had a dispute in the past.

Jesse Keith is expected to be arraigned Wednesday will more information about the charges will be released.

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UPDATE @ 9:25 a.m. 

Dayton police confirm they’ve made an arrest in connection to a shooting death outside of Gina’s Party Store II in Dayton.

Jesse Keith, 44, was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of aggravated murder.

On Monday, 43-year-old George Lane of Dayton, was shot outside the store at 2226 Germantown Street around 6:40 p.m., where he later died from his injuries.

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UPDATE @3:44 a.m.  Aug. 8

The man shot outside Gina's Party Store II on Germantown Road has died.

The victim has been identified as 43-year-old George Lane of Dayton, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

UPDATE @ 8:38 p.m.

Dayton homicide detectives have been called to investigate a Monday night shooting at a West Dayton business.

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Crews were dispatched to Gina’s Party Store II at 2226 Germantown Street around 6:40 p.m. on a report of a man shot.

The unidentified victim is now at Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries as authorities work to find a suspect, according to Sgt. Randy Beane.

The man was shot while outside of the store before running in and asking the staff to call 9-1-1.

Beane said the man then ran back outside and collapsed in front of the store, having suffered at least one gunshot wound to the back.

It is unknown how many times the man was shot, but Beane said witnesses in the area told police they heard as many as three shots before crews arrived. No witness reported seeing the shooting.

“Right now we’re going to have to rely a lot on the surveillance and hopefully some witnesses will come forward with some information,” Beane said.

“It’s a very busy parking lot with several people out so hopefully someone saw something.”

Multiple regional police crews were called to assist for an unrelated manhunt in the same area Monday evening.

A witness in the area told our crew shootings have happened near the Germantown Street business in the past.

“It needs to stop; it’s as simple as that.”

Monday night’s shooting marks the third shooting of the year reported near the store.

In April, Dayton police investigated a shots-fired incident outside of the business in which a signal 99 - or call for countywide police assistance - was issued when an unknown gunman fired shots into an occupied vehicle.

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A man was shot in the leg outside of the store during a drug-related shooting in January.


Deputies and medics are responding to Gina's Party Store at 2227 Germantown Street, according to dispatchers.

Dispatchers said the shooting was reported around 6:40 p.m. by a caller in the area. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene due to a nearby search for a suspect in an unrelated call on West Stewart Street.

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Once deputies arrived, they found a gunshot victim near the store. Dispatchers could not confirm if the shooting took place inside the store.

We are working to learn the identity of the victim and what led to the shooting.

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