Man at hospital admits to being shot during drug deal

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A man was transported to Miami Valley Hospital by a private vehicle after he was shot at least one time on Rockwood Avenue in Dayton early Monday morning.

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Police were dispatched to Miami Valley Hospital around 2:45 a.m. Monday after an SUV dropped off a shooting victim.

A witness, later identified as Lawrence Conley, 21, told investigators he, a 17-year-old male, and another man met up with an unknown male on Rockwood Avenue, according to a Dayton police incident report. Conley said when the three men met up with the unknown man, Conley witnessed an exchange of words before the unknown man shot the victim.

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Conley placed the victim in the SUV and drove him to Miami Valley Hospital. Staff members said the victim was still at the hospital but his condition was not available.

The victim admitted to security personnel at Miami Valley Hospital that he was conducting a drug deal at the time of the shooting, according to the incident report.

After talking to the witnesses, police started to investigate the SUV that was parked in front of the hospital. Police found in plain view a large bag of a substance that appeared to be marijuana, a bag if off-white powder that appeared to be heroin or fentanyl, and a handgun.

Conley admitted to police he was handed the gun by the victim after he was shot, but did not know where the suspected drugs came from.

Conley was arrested for two outstanding warrants and was also charged with carrying concealed weapons, having weapons under disability, two counts of felony drug possession, and improperly handling a firearm within a motor vehicle.

The 17-year-old was also arrested for an outstanding warrant.

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