Authorities disagree on whether Dayton shooter targeted his sister
COUPLE THINGS HERE TODAY. FIRST, TO GIVE AN UPDATE, AS YOU MIGHT UNDERSTAND THAT AFTER AN EVENT OF THIS MAGNITU, THAT PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ON THE CASUALTIES IS PRELIMINARY. SO ACTUALLY HAD PEOPLE WHO WERE WALK ONS O WALK IN THE HOSPITAL AS: — ASKING FO SERVICES SUBSEQUENT TO THAT DAY, SO THE TOTAL IS LISTENED — LIST IT FOR YOU. THESE ARE GUNSHO WOUNDS. THIS IS EVERYONE KILL OR INJURED THROUGH A GUNSHOT WOU IN TOTAL. VICTIMS, 15 FEMALE COME AND 11 MALE, AND NOW YOU SEE THE RACI DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN OF THOSE VICTIMS. WE THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE AS COMPLETE AS WE CAN AT THIS TIME, ALTHOUGH I DO NOT ANTICIPATE ANY ADDITION VICTIMS NECESSARILY COMING FORTH. WE NEED TO BE OPEN TO THAT POSSIBILITY. THERE HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE INTEREST BY PROBABLY ALL MEDIA AGENCIES WITH SOMETHING CALLED TIMELINE. I WAS ASKED A NUMBE OF QUESTIONS IN THE MIDDLE OF LAST WEEK IF I CAN CONFIRM THIS VIDEO COVERAGE OF TH INDIVIDUAL WITHIN SIGHT OF BLIN BOB’S AND THE FACT THAT THESE WERE TOGETHER, THE ASSAILANT, HIS SISTER COME AND COMPANION. I MADE CLEAR AT THAT TIME THAT IS RELEVANT IN TERMS OF A POINT IN TIME SOME OF THAT IS NOT REALLY OUR BIGGEST CONCERN. OUR CONCERN WAS ONCE THEY SEPARATED, THEN WHAT HAPPENED AND WHAT WAS THAT TIMEFRAME YOU SEE RIGHT NOW WE’RE ABLE TO CONFIRM THE ARRIVAL OF THOSE THREE INDIVIDUALS IN A VEHICLE THAT WAS PARKED BEHIND IN A PARKING LOT. I ASSUME YOU KNOW WHERE THAT IS. THERE WAS A PARKING TICKET THAT HAD THAT TIME STAMPED ON IT. WE LOOKED TO CONFIRM THE TIME OF ARRIVAL. WE KNOW IMMEDIATELY UPON ARRIVAL ALL THREE HEADED TO WIND BOB — BLIND BOB’S AND REMAINED THERE UNTIL 12:13 A.M., WHEN THE ASSAILANTS IN FACT LEFT, WENT ACROSS THE STREET TO BED PEPPER’S, WHERE HE REMAINED UNTIL 12:42 A.M. HE THEN GOES BACK TO THE PARKING LOT AND THEN SPENDS THE NEXT EIGHT MINUTES GATHERING CONTENT OUT OF THE TRUNK OF THAT VEHICLE. HE I ALSO — HE HAS ALSO NOW CHANGED A TIRE. HE HAS A VERY HEAVY BACKPACK THAT HE IS CARRYING. HE THEN GOES TO T REAR BEHIND NEWCOMB’S AND THE MERCANTILE LOCATION, AND HE IS THERE FOR ABOUT NINE MINUT, AND IT IS AT THAT POINT, THERE’ PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, NOT ONLY VIDEO EVIDENCE, BUT PHYSICAL EVIDENCE TO CONFIRM THAT HE WAS AT THAT LOCATION, AND WE WILL GO IN TO THAT RETAIL IN THI PRESENTATION. AT THE 1:0 HE EMERGES BEHIND THE ALLEY AND THAT IS WHEN THE SHOOTING BEGINS. SO THIS SLIDE HERE IS OBVIOUSLY AN OVERHEAD VIEW OF THE OREGON DISTRICT, WHERE THIS INCIDENT OCCURRED, COVERING ALL THE WAY IF YOU LOOK AT THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER OF THE TV SCREEN, THAT IS THE PARKING LOT. THAT IS WHERE THE VEHICLE IS PARKED. NOW WE WILL SHOW YOU THE PATH THAT ALL THR TOOK FROM THAT VEHICLE TO BLIND B’S. THERE IS THIS GREEN LINE THAT SHOWS THEIR PATH OF TRAVEL. ALL OF THIS WILL BE VALIDATED SUBSEQUENTLY THROUGH VIDEO COME AND I WILL ASK LIEUTENANT PAUL SAUNDERS, WHO IS A COMMANDER IN THIS TRAGI PLANNING BUREAU, WHO HAS A TEAM OF SIX PEOPLE WORKIN ON REVIEWING 250 GIGABYTES OF VIDEO TO TRY T DETERMINE PATH OF TRAVEL, TO IDENTIFY THE SUSPECT AND THE ASSAILANT MUS HIS PATH OF TRAVEL, AND TIME FRAMES. THE NEXT BLUE LINE IS WHEN THE ASSAILANT LEAVES BLI BOB’S, GOES ACROSS THE STREET TO NED PEPPER’S, WHERE HE IS THERE FOR HALF AN HOUR, AND THEN GOES EAST ON 5TH STREET, DOWN JACKSON STREET FROM AND MIDWEST BACK THROUGH THE ALLEY WHERE HE ORIGINALLY HAD COME THE FIRST TIME, BUT THEN TURNED TO GO UP TOWARD BLIND BOB’S WHEN HE WAS AT THAT PARTICULAR WALKWAY. THE NEXT IS HIS PATH OF TRAVEL WAS HE HAS OBTAINE THE WEAPONRY, THE BACKPACK, IS A FAST, THIS PRETTY HE PUT ON, — TH HOODIE HE PUT ON, SO THIS IS THE PATH OF TRAVEL FROM THE WALKWAY ADJACENT TO BLIN BOB’S BRITISH SHOOTING FIRST BEGINS AND WHERE THREE INDIVIDUALS WERE FATALLY WOUNDED. AND ACROSS THE STREET THERE IS ADDITIONAL VICTIMS ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF 5TH STREET ADJACENT TO A NEARBY MED PEPPER — N PEPPER’S, AND THERE’S ANOTHER AREA ADJACENT TO TUMBLEWEED. THIS IS THE VIDEO THAT WAS OBTAINED FROM MULTIPLE BUSINESSES, AND I WILL NOT TRY TO NAME THEM ALL, BUT THESE ARE THE VIDEOS THAT WA OBTAINED AND DOCUMENTED. THIS TIMEFRAME, THESE PATHS OF TRAVEL, AND THE ACTIVITY MOST PARTICULARLY WHEN THE ASSAILANT LEFT THE COMPANY OF HIS SISTER AND HI COMPANION. SO I WILL NOW HAVE LIEUTENANT PAUL SAUNDERS COME UP TO THE PODIUM AND HE WILL WALK YOU THROUGH THE VID, SOME OF WHICH WE MAY HAVE TO SHOW MORE THAN ONCE. I WILL WARN YOU IN ADVANCE SOME OF THE VIDEO IS RATH GRAINY. SOME HAS REALLY GOOD CLARITY. SO THE WAY WE WERE ABLE TO SAY THIS IS THE ASSAILANT IS BASED ON TIMELINE OF OTHER VIDEO AND OTHER ET POINTS. WE ARE ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENT, EVEN THOUGH TH IMAGES SEEM TO BE INDISTINGUISHABLE WHO THAT IS, WE ARE CONFIDENT THIS IS IN FACT THE ASSAILANT WHO IS BEING TRACKED BY VIDEO THROUGHOUT THIS GAP IN TIME FROM THE TIME HE LEFT HIS SISTER AND HIS COMPANION AND THEN BEGAN SHOOTING. AFTERWARDS, WE HAD A CHANCE TO SEE THIS — AND IF YOU NEED TO REWIND THIS AND SEE THE VIDEO AGAIN — IT IS HARD WITH ME — I WATCHED IT A LOT OF TIMES — SOMETIMES IT IS HARD FOR ME TO SE THE INDIVIDUAL MOVEMENT ON THE VIDEO, SO IF WE NEED REWIND TO VIEW IT, WE WILL MAKE THIS PUBLICLY AVAILABLE SO YOU WILL HAVE IT. LIEUTENANT SAUNDERS, I WILL BRING YOU UP. LIEUTENANT SAUNDERS: SO A COUPLE — FOUR, – BEFORE, WE WILL DO SOME HOUSEKEEPING. TO GET THE BEST QUALITY POSSIBLE WE H TO GET A SMALLER SCREEN, BECAUSE IT GETS GRAINY IF WE GO ON A BIG SCREEN. THE TIME STAMPS ON INDIVIDUAL VIDEOS, EVERYBODY HAD THEIR OWN TIMESTAMP ON THE VIDEOS, SO WITH THE RESOURCES WE HAD AVAILABLE, WE HAD TO SYNC THEM AS BEST WE COULD. SO THE TIMES AT TOP OF THE FLIGHTS ARE THE ONES WE ARE THE ONES WE’RE GOING BY. WE HIGHLIGHTED IN YELLOW — THE DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS THAT WE HAD. THE LOWER LEFT IS A RESIDENCE THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE PARKING LOT. THIS IS THE RECORD STORE VIDEO THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE PARKING LOT. THIS IS TO THE REAR NEWCOMB’S. ADD IS A CLEAR VIDEO. TH IS ONE — AND THAT IS A CLEAR VIDEO. THAT IS ONE OF OUR REFERENCE POINTS FOR IT. WE HAVE NED PEPPER’S VIDEO. WE HAD THE VIDEO FROM THE REAR OF THE MERCANTILE — [INDISCERNIBLE] ONE MORE FOR ME. THIS FIRST VIDEO, THIS IS THE RESIDENCE. HIGHLIGHTED YELLOW IS A TREE BRANCH, BUT IT IS BEHIND THE TREE BRANCH IS WHERE THE VIDEO — THE PEOPLE ARE. YOU SEE THE SHOOTER, THE SISTER, THE FRIEND, THEY ARE WALKING EASTBOUND RIGHT NOW — HOLD ON A SECOND. ON T RIGHT-HAND OF THIS LIGHT IS THE THUMBNAIL THAT SHOWS THE VIDEO YOU ARE LOOKING AT, THE CAMERA VIEWPOINT HIM AND WILL SHOW THE PAT THE NEXT SLIDE WILL BE BEHIND THE NEW COMES — NEWCOMB’S IN THE ALLEY. THE VIDEO IS CLEAR. THIS SHOWS THE THREE OF THEM TO GET THE INDIVIDUAL ON THE LEFT IS THE SHOOTER. HE WAS WEARING A SHIRT THAT HAS THAT DISTINCTIVE DECAL ON THE BACK. THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO IDENTIFY HIM FROM SEVERAL DIFFERENT VIDEO SOURCES. NEXT. THIS WILL BE A SHORT CLIP OF A VIDEO INSIDE BLIND BOB’S. SEE THE SHOOTER FROM THE PATIO. HE IS GOING TO SPEAK WITH THE DOORMAN FOR A MINUTE. HE WILL ACCEPT. THE TIME — HE WILL EXIT. THE TIME WE HAVE IS 13 MINUTES AFTER MIDNIGHT. HE LEAVES HERE IN JUST A MOMENT. AN NOW AT 12:14, SO A MINUTE LATER, THIS IS T SHOOTER NEARING THAT PEPPER — N PEPPER’S. HE WAS ABOUT THEIR 30 MINUTES. HE WAS THERE ABOUT 30 MINUTES. IT W VERY CROWDED. WE ARE CLOSER TO THE POINT WHEN THE SHOOTING BEGINS WITH T SHOOTER EXITS, AND WE CATCH THEM ON THE VIDEO. YOU CAN SEE HIM HIGHLIGHTED IN THE YELLOW HERE. YOU CAN SEE THAT SHIRT. HE TRAVELS EASTBOUND. YOU CAN SEE THE PATH ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE ON THE THUMBNAIL. AND THEN — BACKUP, I APOLOGIZE. HE HAS JUST COME OUT OF █NED PEPPER’S. THIS IS VIDEO FROM THE HOLE IN THE WALL, ADJACENT TO PEPPER’S. THE FRONT OF THIS IS THE POLICE CRUISER. THIS IS WHERE THE POLICE ARE. THE SHOOTER ACTUALLY COMES OUT OF NED PEPPER’S AND WALKS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THAT CRUISER. HE IS AWARE OF WHERE THEY WERE. NEXT SLIDE. THIS IS HIS SHIRT. THIS IS HIM IN THE ALLEY. THIS IS A VIDEO THAT WAS CAUGHT FROM THE REAR OF TUMBLEWEED. WE KNOW IT IS HIM BECAUSE OF THE TIMING. YOU WILL SEE THE NEXT COUPLE SLIDES WHERE IT IS CLEARLY HIM. THIS IS THE VIDEOS WORK, — VIDEO NE DOOR, FROM THE MERCANTILE. VERY GRAINY. HE IS WALKING BACK TOWARD THE CAR AT THIS POINT. AND THIS IS BEHIND NEWCOMB’S. WHEN HE COMES ACROSS IS WALKING EASTBOUND. HE IS STILL WEARING THE T-SHIRT COME STILL I SHIRT SHORTS, NO BACKPACK. IT IS 12:45. THIS IS FROM THE RECORD STORE ON 5TH STREET. YOU WILL SEE HIM COMING FROM THE LEFT TO THE RIGHT. THEN WE WILL SWITCH OVER TO THE PRIVATE RESIDENCE CAMERA. HE IS BEHIND A CAR. IF YOU WERE ON A HIGH-RESOLUTION SCREEN CAN YOU COU SEE FROM THIS BRANCH THERE IS MOVEMENT. APPEARS HE IS WALKING IN FRONT OF THE CAR, HIS TRUNK LID IS OPEN. HE IS THERE EIGHT MINUTES HIM AND YOU WILL SEE WHEN HE EXITS. WE SPED IT UP. WHEN HE WALKS OUT, YOU WILL NOTICE THE KEY THING, HE IS NO LONGER WEARING A SHORT SLEEV BACKPACK. I DO NOT KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE THE MOVEMENT BUT THERE IT IS NEAR THE CAR RIGHT THERE. AND HERE HE COMES EXITING NOW HE IS WEARING THE BACKPACK WEARING A LONGSLEEVED SHIRT. THE PATH ON THE RIGHT SIDE SHOWS HOW WE WENT. HE WILL CUT BACK OVER TO THE ALLEY. THIS IS FROM THE RECORD STORE, SO YOU ARE CATCHING HIM CUTTING THE SAME PATH HERE. PART OF THIS WAS VERIFIED AT THIS POINT THAT HE HAD NO INTERACTIONS WITH ANYBODY ELSE. HERE HE COMES, COMI OUT, AND HE IS GOING — THE THUMBNAIL SHOWS THE PATH HE IS GOING. THIS IS THE VIDEO RIGHT BEHIND NEWCOMB’S. HE WILL COME FRO THE RIGHT, SO HE IS TRAVELING EASTBOUND AND HE HAS A BACKPACK AND HAS LONG SLEEVES, AND THE BACKPACK IS WEIGHTED DOWN, IT IS NOT EMPTY, AND THIS IS A KEY POINT. PAUSE FOR A SECOND, MA’AM. THIS CAMERA VIEW GOES TO THE CORNER. THIS POINT WE LOST HIM FOR ABOUT NINE MINUTES. WE COULD NOT FIND HIM ANYWHERE. THIS IS THE VIEWPOINT FROM MERCANTILE. AS IS THE OPPOSITE CORNER OF THAT BUILDING. AND YOU SAW WHEN HE WALKED HIM YOU SAW THE IMAGE OF HIM WALKING ACROSS THE FIRST TIME. WE NEVER COULD SEE HIM COME THIS WAY. WATCH WHERE WE HIGHLIGHTED THE SCREEN. WE WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO PLAY THE PORTION TWICE, BUT YOU WILL SEE HIM DART AROUND THE CORNER. THERE IS I WILL PLAY AS ONE MORE TIME. HE IS BEHIN NEWCOMB’S FOR ABOUT NINE MINUTE. THIS I WHERE HE JUST WENT AROUND HE SHOOTS OF THIS ALLEY. HE COMES UP THIS ALLEY. HE WAS CHARGING HIS WEAPON, LOADING THE WEAPON UP BECAUSE THE NEXT DAY AS WE ARE PROCESSING THE SCENE, WHERE THAT HIGHLIGHT IS, THERE IS AN UNSPENT ROUND. IT IS DAMAGED LIKE IT HAD TO BE EJECTED BECAUSE IT WAS NOT CHARGED PROPERLY. THE NE VIDEO WILL SHOW THE REASON WHY I THINK THAT AS HE IS TRAVELING UP THIS ALLEY IS WHEN HE BEGAN SHOOTING. THIS IS ANOTHER ONE WE WILL HAVE TO SHOW TWICE. THE FIRST THING YOU WILL NOTICE IS THAT PEOPLE. THAT WILL TELL YOU WHEN YOU HAVE C1 >> THAT ARE GOIN TO DIE WHAT YOU FATHER LINE WE SUPERIMPOSE. IT IS HARD TO KEEP TRACK OF BOTH OF THEM. WILL NOTICE WHEN THEY START MOVING THAT TH SHOOTER DOES NOT ACTUALLY COMMENCE A LAUGHTER THAT HAPPENS. THIS IS THE PATIO. PLAY FOR MINUTE. NOW THEY ARE MOVING. THEY JUST HEARD SHOTS. AND PLAY AGAIN FOR ME. NOW, SEE WHEN THEY START MOVING THE BEST PLACE TO SEE HIM IS RIGHT HERE. HE WILL RUN THIS PATH. SO THEN FROM THERE HE GOES. AND WE KNOW HE HAS BEE FIRING ,’S FOR SECOND. BECAUSE JUST PASSED THIS ON RELLA IS THAT TACO STAND ON 5TH STREET. THAT IS WHERE — JUST PASSED THIS UMBRELLA IS THAT TACO STAND ON 5TH STREET. THAT IS WHERE THE FIRST THREE FATALITIES OCCUR. WE ALSO KNOW FROM EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS THAT AS HE IS CROSSING 5TH STREET, HE CONTINUES TO FIRE DOWN 5TH STREET. THERE IS EVIDENCE OF THAT THEY HAVE COLLECTED ALSO. SO THIS SLIDE WE ARE LOOKING AT NOW, WE’LL MOVE YOU GEOGRAPHICALLY DOWN THE STREET. THIS IS FROM THE HOLE IN THE WALL WHICH IS THE STORE ADJACENT TO NED PEPPERS. THE DIRECTION EARLIER, THE CRUISER AND THE POLICE. THIS IS THE CROWD IN FRONT. THE CROWD IS REACTING TO SHARP — WHEN THE VIDEO STARTS THEY ARE REACTING TO SHOTS FIRED. YOU’LL SEE THE RESPONSE OF THE OFFICERS. THE GUNFIRE THEY HEARD. THE FIRST OFFICER COMING AROUND THIS CORNER YOU EE T OFFICER. FOLLOW BY I BELIEVE OFFICER DANWEI. YOU CA S, [INDISCERNIBLE] THEY’RE ENGAGING RIGHT NOW. THIS IS TH OFFICERS, LATER ON YOU CAN BARELY SEE THE SKY — THESE GUYS FROM THE SHOT THAT WE HAVE. THE NEXT SLIDE, IS NOW FROM ALLETE – NED PEPPERS. THIS IS NOW ANGLING FROM THE WEST. THE SHOOTER IS ACROSS THE STREET. HE HAS CROSSED 5TH STREET AND IS SHOOTING DOWN RANGE. THE OFFICERS ARE REACTING. YOU SAW OFFICERROFUS?] WE HAVE HAD TO READ THAT SOME OF THIS BECAUSE THERE WERE SOME SENSITIVE MATERIAL. BUT YOU WILL GET A PRETTY GOOD IDEA OF THE PATH TO THE SHOOTER AND THE FIRST RESPONSE. YOU WILL SEE THE OFFICER HERE. ON THE RIGHT-HAN SIDE, YOU’LL SEE THE PATH OF THE OFFICER. SO HE IS ENGAGING NOW. THAT WAS THE SHOOTER WHO JUST WENT BY. THE OFFICER CAME UP AND HE IS NOW RESPONDED. DO YOU WANT TO PLAY THAT AGAIN? SO THERE’S THE OFFICER. THERE IS THE SHOOTER COMING BY. SO HE IS ENGAGED THERE. CEEO I GOING TO GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE WHICH IS STILL GOING TO BE FROM, THIS IS FROM A NED PEPPERS. THIS WILL BE THE AND OF THIS SCENE. THE FIRST SLIDE OF OFFICERS I SHOWED YOU WAS THE OFFICERS FANNING OUT. THEY ARE HERE. NEXT DOOR IS HOLD THE WALL. THIS IS NED PEPPERS FRONT DOOR. YOU JUST SAW THEM HERE. OFFICER [- ENGAGING ON THE SIDEWALK. YOU WILL SEE THE SHOOTER RUN RIGHT HERE. AND THEN PAUSE FOR ME. SO ON TH RIGHT. YOU CAN SEE THE SHOOTER IN FRONT OF NED PEPPERS. THE BLUE DOTS SHOW YOU WHERE THE POLICE ARE LOCATED OVER HERE. OUR BEST RESOURCES WE HAVE AT OUR FINGERTIPS, WE BELIEVE THE SHOOTING STARTED AT APPROXIMATELY 1:05 P.M. 105:35 AND END 1:06:32. DEPENDING ON WHICH VIDEO YOU LOOK AT, OUR FIRST ENGAGEMENT WAS ABOUT HALFWAY THROUGH THAT. ALL THIS DATA HAS BEEN TURNED OVER FOR MORE TECHNICAL ANALYSIS WITH THE FBI. THAT WILL TAKE QUITE A BIT. IT TOOK US A WHILE TO GO THROUGH WHAT WE HAVE GOT. WE WERE HUNTING ON CERTAIN PARTS. THEY WILL HONE IN ON AUDIO, AND SEEKING SOCIAL MEDIA, WHICH WE HAVE COLLECTED ALSO. THIS ACCOUNTS FOR THE SHOOTER’S MOVEMENTS FROM THE TIME HE ARRIVES IN T DISTRICT TO THE TIME THAT THE INCIDENT ENDED. YOU SAID THE SHOOTING STARTED AT 1:05 P.M.. WHAT IS THE FIRST TIME YOU SAW ON VIDEO? >> 11:04 A.M. WOUL BE IN THE OREGON DISTRICT PARKING LOT. THE VERY FIRST CLIP I SHOWED YOU OF HIM EXITING THE VEHICLE. >> YOU SAID 12:42 P.M. THAT HE ACTUALLY PASSED. >> THE TIME ON THE. >> THAT IS WHEN HE EXITS NED PEPPERS. THE POLICE VEHICLE AND LIKELY POLICE OFFICERS AT THE SAME TIME.
Authorities disagree on whether Dayton shooter targeted his sister
Authorities in Ohio gave an update Tuesday on a deadly shooting outside a Dayton bar that left nine people dead.The shooter, 24-year-old Connor Betts, was shot and killed by officers 30 seconds after he fired his first shot. Police have not released a possible motive.The gunman managed to shoot 26 people in 32 seconds before officers killed him, the Associated Press reported.The Dayton Police Department released the timeline of events the night Betts opened fire during a news conference Tuesday.The shooter, his sister, Megan Betts, and their friend parked in Dayton’s Oregon District at 11:04 p.m. Aug. 3, according to Richard Biehl, Dayton police chief. All three of them went to a bar called Blind Bob’s, where they remained together until about 12:14 a.m. Sunday.At that time, Connor Betts left Blind Bob’s and went to Ned Peppers, where he stayed for about 30 minutes, Biehl said. The shooter left the bar alone around 12:44 a.m. and walked back to his vehicle, according to Biehl.When he got to his vehicle, he stayed there for about eight minutes.He was seen looking at items inside his trunk, gathering a backpack and changing into a dark hoodie, police said. When he walked away from the car, he was carrying the backpack.The shooter walked toward Blind Bob’s through a back alley, where he stopped for about nine minutes. Police believe he was getting his weapon ready.He then ran on the walkway on the side of Blind Bob’s and started shooting at around 1:05 a.m. Sunday, police said. Three people died near the taco stand outside Blind Bob’s.The gunman ran down Fifth Street and continued shooting. He then ran across the street, where he shot and killed several more people, according to police.At this time, officers engaged with the shooter and stopped him before he could make it into Ned Peppers.At the news conference, police said the gunman appeared “very familiar with the Oregon District.” Officials said they couldn’t be sure whether the gunman shot his sister, Megan Betts, intentionally. Federal authorities on Monday unsealed charges against a friend of Connor Betts, Ethan Kollie, 24, charging him with lying on federal forms about illegal drug use in order to purchase firearms. According to federal investigators, Kollie helped Betts assemble the AR-15 used in the Oregon District mass shooting Aug. 4.According to an affidavit, Kollie admitted buying body armor, parts of an AR-15 and a double-drum magazine for Betts. If convicted on the federal charges he now faces, Kollie could face up to 15 years in prison.He has a scheduled detention hearing in federal court Wednesday.
DAYTON, Ohio —
Authorities in Ohio gave an update Tuesday on a deadly shooting outside a Dayton bar that left nine people dead.
The shooter, 24-year-old Connor Betts, was shot and killed by officers 30 seconds after he fired his first shot. Police have not released a possible motive.
The gunman managed to shoot 26 people in 32 seconds before officers killed him, the Associated Press reported.
The Dayton Police Department released the timeline of events the night Betts opened fire during a news conference Tuesday.
The shooter, his sister, Megan Betts, and their friend parked in Dayton’s Oregon District at 11:04 p.m. Aug. 3, according to Richard Biehl, Dayton police chief.
All three of them went to a bar called Blind Bob’s, where they remained together until about 12:14 a.m. Sunday.
At that time, Connor Betts left Blind Bob’s and went to Ned Peppers, where he stayed for about 30 minutes, Biehl said. The shooter left the bar alone around 12:44 a.m. and walked back to his vehicle, according to Biehl.
When he got to his vehicle, he stayed there for about eig