Jeremy Watson of Dayton is the man identified in this surveillance photo of a Dollar General store in Indiana. Prosecutors said Watson was charged with the crime after being shot by a Miamisburg police officer outside the Red Roof Inn on Byers Road. CONTRIBUTED

Miamisburg police officers involved in shooting Dayton fugitive back to work

Two Miamisburg police officers involved in the shooting of what authorities called a federal fugitive from Dayton are back at work.

Miamisburg Police Chief John Sedlak said both officers – only one of whom fired a weapon in the wounding the Indiana armed robbery suspect outside the Byers Road Red Roof Inn April 3 – have returned to duty.

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The identities of the officers – who were assisting Indiana authorities at the time of the shooting — have not been released.

The officer who shot at Jeremy Watson returned to restrictive duty April 12, and remains on that status. The other officer came back to full-duty the following day, Sedlak said.

The officer wounded Watson, 38, “multiple times” in the left leg after the suspect pointed a “fully-loaded” weapon at police, Sedlak has said.

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Watson remains in the Montgomery County Jail, where he was booked April 7 on a probation violation and where he is being held on a federal detainer after being arrested by U.S. marshals, according to the jail’s website. Montgomery County court records show no charges against Watson for the Miamisburg incident.

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