HARRISON TOWNSHIP, OH- A suspect has been apprehended in relation to a fatal shooting incident that occurred in Harrison Township last Sunday. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the shooting, which took place around 2:10 p.m. at the crossroads of Webster Street and Needmore Road.
Initial investigations suggest that the incident was a result of a road rage dispute involving two vehicles, as stated by a representative from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. During the heated exchange, one driver reportedly threw a water bottle, prompting the other driver to allegedly draw a weapon and fire a lethal shot.
In the aftermath of the shooting, the sheriff’s office conducted a thorough search of the local area and businesses for the shooter. Several search warrants were executed at different locations, including Harrison Township, Riverside, and the City of Fairborn, the representative disclosed.
The Montgomery County Regional SWAT Team and Regional Emergency Response Team were mobilized to two of the locations to aid in the search. By 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, a suspect was apprehended at a hotel in Fairborn.
Sheriff Rob Streck expressed his deep sorrow over the incident, stating, “The loss of a 22-year-old life over something so irrational is deeply disheartening.” He urged others to practice patience in order to prevent similar tragedies from taking place in the future.
The investigation is ongoing, with detectives set to discuss potential charges with the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office against the apprehended individual.