Dayton police appealing to public in search for suspect in shooting

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Victim suffers life-threatening injuries in Third Street shooting

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UPDATE @ 4:35 p.m.: Detectives need anyone who knows even small details about an early morning shooting in the area of West Third Street and Crown Avenue, which left a man in critical condition, to give them a call, Dayton police Lt. Jason Hall said.

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“The public’s help, I would consider invaluable in police work,” Lt. Hall told News Center 7’s Mike Campbell. “There’a absolutely no way police departments could be successful doing our job without assistance from the public.”

The victim, 36-year-old Michael Crockett, remains in serious condition suffering from life-threatening wounds. He was hit at least once in his stomach and in his leg.

If you know anything about the shooting, you are asked to call police at 937-222-STOP.

UPDATE @ 11:57 a.m. (July 5):

A 36-year-old man was taken to the hospital with injuries considered life-threatening after a shooting in Dayton Friday morning.

Miami Valley Hospital did not release Michael Crockett’s condition, but confirmed that he is a patient there.

The shooting was reported around 3 a.m. in the area of West Third Street and Crown Avenue.

Emergency scanner traffic indicates the victim was shot in the stomach and a possible suspect vehicle fled the scene.

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Shooting reported on West Third Street

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In a 911 obtained by this news organization, the caller told dispatchers the victim was shot multiple times by someone in another vehicle.

“He’s shot in the stomach...and in the leg too”, the caller said. “He’s spitting up blood.”

“They shot out a car. It was a white car,” dispatchers were told. “They shot him on Third and went down Crown.”

Our crew on scene reports a car crashed into pole near the shooting scene. The 911 caller also stated the victim’s car crashed.

We’re working to confirm more details and will continue to update this story.

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