Witness: Victim chased man before deadly Clayton nightclub shooting

A man who died after a shooting at a Clayton nightclub was chasing another man around the parking lot with a gun before a third man shot him, a witness told police.

The shooting victim, identified as 29-year-old Brandon Harris, died at Miami Valley North Hospital.

Police responded just before 2 a.m. Saturday to the RSVP Ultra Lounge at 6504 N. Union Road after a shooting was reported.

A woman who called 911 told dispatchers that a man was laying on the ground and that security was trying to help him.

By the time officers arrived at the nightclub, Harris had left in a white pickup truck.

A man then approached police and said that Harris had a handgun and “was chasing another male around the parking lot trying to shoot him,” according to a police report. The witness also said that Harris fired into the air multiple times.

“At one point, a third male jumped out and surprised Brandon and shot him ‘seven to eight times,'" read a witness statement included in the report.

As police were marking evidence in the parking lot, 911 dispatchers informed officers that a shooting victim was dropped off at Miami Valley North Hospital and that there was a vehicle with bullet holes.

The victim, later identified as Harris, died before an officer was able to arrive at the hospital.

Police spoke to two men at the hospital, including one who identified himself as Harris' brother.

The brother said he heard the shooting and found Harris laying on the pavement, according to the report. He and the other man picked up Harris and put him into their vehicle to drive him to the hospital.

Information regarding any suspects has not been released at this time. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, which is heading the investigation, is continuing to look into the case.

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