Police in Dayton are looking for the suspect in the carjacking incident that happened early Thursday morning near the 2700 block of North Main Street. The Dayton police were alerted of a couple who were shot at around 3:30 early Wednesday morning.
When the Dayton police arrived at the scene, they found the couple who were shot in the leg. They told the police that a man shot them and took their car, according to the reports.
The victims were transported to Miami Valley Hospital by the emergency crew where they were treated with a non-life threatening injury and are expected to recover.
The couple’s sports utility vehicle was later recovered about a few blocks away in Theodore and Beechwood avenues.
There was no report of any suspect or person who was taken into custody for questioning. The gunman is still on the loose.
On a separate story, a man who attempted to shot an officer is serving five years parole for aggravated robbery. The Ohio Department of Correction and Rehabilitation say that the suspect was released from prison last May 31, 2011.
The suspect was identified as twenty-three-year-old Delmar Byrd. He was accused of attempting to shot Officer Nathan Asbury about 6:40 p.m. on Corry Street in Corryville Tuesday evening.
Officer Nathan Asbury was one of the officers who responded Tuesday night to a report that an armed man was involved in an argument. When they arrived at the scene, they found the twenty-three-year-old man showing off his gun and pointed it to the officer, according to the reports.
The officer fired a single shot but missed the suspect. The suspect then ran away from the officers. He was later apprehended after getting out of the hospital. He got sick after taking in drugs, according to the reports.
Delmar Byrd appeared before the Hamilton County Municipal Court early Wednesday on charges of felonious assault on a police officer and illegally having a firearm.