Coroner IDs Dayton shooting victim; Police ask for public’s help

Police say they want the community’s help after 29-year-old Dayton man was killed Saturday in broad daylight.

The gunshot victim, identified as Craig A. Cortner III by Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger, was found around 1:20 p.m. inside a home in the 1000 block of South Euclid Avenue in Dayton, where he suffered multiple gunshots. He was pronounced dead at the scene, the coroner said.

Police say they have no suspect information.

“We’re asking anybody with information to come forward,” Dayton police Sgt. Robert Clingner said. “If they saw anything, any idea what suspects we could be looking for, vehicle information, anything.”

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According to a 911 caller, Cortner may have been shot at least three times.

It wasn’t clear whether the shooting happened inside or outside.

“There was a front door open. We don’t know if he was shot from the outside or inside,” Clingner said.

South Euclid Avenue at Bancroft Street was blocked while crews investigated.

Many people were outside the complex watching as police went in and out of the complex.

One woman who lives nearby said while she didn’t hear any gunshots, she couldn’t believe how many officers flooded the area.

“It’s sad, it’s just sad, it’s very sad,” she said.

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Anyone with information is urged to call police at 937-333-COPS(3677), or to remain anonymous, call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222 STOP(7867).

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