Police: 1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting during drug deal in Dayton

The Montgomery County coroner officially ruled the Monday night death of a man on Adelite Avenue a homicide.

Diamond Carlton, 37 of North Baltimore, Ohio, died after he was shot multiple times.

Marcus Brigham Jr., 26, is held on $1 million bond in the Montgomery County Jail, where he was booked Tuesday morning on suspicion of murder.

Marcus Brigham Jr.
Photo: MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL

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One man is dead and another has been arrested following a shooting on Adelite Avenue in Dayton late Monday night, according to police. 

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Diamond Carlton, 37, of North Balitmore, Ohio was identified as the victim by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office after police said he was shot multiple times around 11:45 p.m. Monday.

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The cause of Carlton’s death has not been officially ruled by the coroner’s office, according to an official.

Carlton came to Dayton from the Findlay, Ohio area to buy drugs and was shot several times during an attempted drug transaction, Dayton police Sgt. Michael Godsey said in an emailed statement. 

Carlton was transported to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries, Godsey said. 

Three other people, including a woman identified as Carlton’s girlfriend, were with him when he was shot, but they were not injured, according to Godsey. 

Marcus Brigham Jr., 26, was identified by homicide detectives as a possible person of interest and was later arrested on a preliminary charge of murder, according to police. 

Brigham was booked into the Montgomery County Jail around 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to jail records, after he was questioned by police. 

In a 911 call obtained by this news organization, the caller said she heard six shots and believes someone was shot in a nearby alley. 

“I heard someone say ‘No! No! No! or Oh God!’”, the caller told dispatchers. 

Additional details were not available. We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more. 

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