DAYTON — The investigation into the slaying of a 25-year-old man by security guards at an apartment complex last month, is a priority for the Dayton Police Department, said the city manager on Wednesday.
Five people spoke at the city commission meeting asking that the two security guards involved in the March 1 shooting of Dante Price at Summit Square Townhouses be jailed and charged with a crime.
“We have made this a priority,’ said City Manager Tim Riordan. “The homicide detectives have met twice with the prosecutors.”
He said the results of the investigation are in the hands of the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.
Two Ranger Security employees told police they had no choice but to shoot Price because he tried to run them down with his car. Witnesses and several community groups disagreed with the security guards’ story. The guards were attempting to detain Price for police because they said he was trespassing at the apartment complex on Hoover Avenue.
“This has been an incredibly high priority for us,” Commissioner Joey Williams said. “We are extremely concerned, but we don’t know what happened.”
Riordan said the prosecutor’s office was waiting for the results from various tests.
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