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2 years ago

Gunman who shot dozens fantasized about mass violence for years: FBI

The shooter who carried out the 2019 shooting in Dayton, OH had an "enduring fascination with mass violence."
2 years ago
Shoes are piled outside the scene of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2019.
5 years ago

Friend of Dayton gunman pleads guilty to federal firearms charges

The friend of the gunman who killed nine people in a popular nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio, in August has pleaded guilty to federal firearms charges.
5 years ago
Mourners leave flowers and candles at the entrance of Ned Peppers bar in the Oregon District following a memorial service to recognize the victims of a mass shooting, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio.
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Ohio governor pushes to strengthen background checks after Dayton shooting

Ohio officials are pushing to strengthen the state and federal background check systems in an effort to stop people from getting guns when they have warrants.
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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine speaks at a press conference on improving background checks for firearm purchases, Aug. 28, 2019.
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Ohio governor pushes for stronger background checks following Dayton shooting

Gov. Mike DeWine announced his proposal to mandate that arrest warrants and protective orders be put in the background check system.
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VIDEO: Ohio governor pushes for stronger background checks following Dayton shooting
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Dave Chappelle hosting benefit concert to honor victims of Dayton shooting

Comedian Dave Chappelle is using his fame to help the community in Dayton, Ohio, recover after a shooting in its popular Oregon District killed nine people.
5 years ago
Dave Chappelle arrives to the premiere of "A Star is Born" during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, Sept. 9, 2018, in Toronto, Canada.
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Parents of alleged mass shooter apologize for 'insensitive' obituary

Connor Betts allegedly killed nine people, including his sister.
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Authorities retrieve evidence markers at the scene of a mass shooting, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio.
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Dayton gunman had cocaine, alcohol and anti-anxiety drugs in system: Coroner

The alleged shooter who killed nine in Dayton, Ohio, was found to have cocaine, alcohol and anti-anxiety drugs in his system.
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Dayton gunman had cocaine, alcohol and anti-anxiety drugs in system: Coroner
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Suspected Dayton shooter had cocaine, alcohol, anti-anxiety drugs in system: Coroner

A pipe device containing cocaine was found in the alleged shooter's pocket.
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Authorities retrieve evidence markers at the scene of a mass shooting, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio.
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Obituary for alleged Dayton shooter from Ohio funeral home sparks outrage

The funeral home published a glowing obituary for the man who allegedly shot 26 people, calling him "funny, articulate and intelligent" but not mentioning how he died.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Obituary for alleged Dayton shooter from Ohio funeral home sparks outrage
5 years ago

New video, photos released in Dayton mass shooting

The footage shows that in just 32 seconds, more than a dozen people were hurt and nine people were killed, including the shooter's own sibling.
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VIDEO: New video, photos released in Dayton mass shooting
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26 shot in 32 seconds: New details, videos released in Dayton mass shooting

Nine were killed in the Aug. 4 massacre.
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Police officers approach the scene of a mass shooting with weapons drawn in a still image from surveillance video released by police in Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2019.
5 years ago

Timeline of Dayton shooting becomes clearer with new images, video

Surveillance video and images show Connor Betts arriving in the area of the shooting with his sister and a friend at around 11 p.m., about two hours before the shooting began, according to officials.
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VIDEO: Timeline of Dayton shooting becomes clearer with new images, video
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Federal charges filed against friend of Dayton gunman: Authorities

Federal charges have been filed against a friend of the gunman in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio, that killed nine people.
5 years ago
People congregate around a memorial to those killed in Sunday morning's mass shooting on Aug. 6, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio.
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Friend of Dayton shooter charged with lying on federal firearms forms

Prosecutors say Ethan Kollie bought body armor and ammunition that Connor Betts used to allegedly kill nine people. Officials said it does not appear Kollie knew how Betts would use the equipment.
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VIDEO: Friend of Dayton shooter charged with lying on federal firearms forms
5 years ago

John Legend visits Dayton to 'bring comfort to' survivors week after mass shooting

One week after the Dayton shooting, singer John Legend visited the survivors to bring comfort and send a message of hope.
5 years ago
John Legend attends the 2019 BET Awards, June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles.
5 years ago

Funerals for victims of Dayton mass shooting begin

Family and friends of six of the victims in last week's massacre in Dayton, Ohio, mourned their loved ones Saturday in the first set of heart-wrenching funerals.
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Family and friends of six of the victims in last week's massacre in Dayton, Ohio, mourned their loved ones Saturday in the first set of heart-wrenching funerals.
5 years ago

Funerals for victims of Dayton mass shooting begin

Services for the victims of the Dayton mass shooting began Saturday, just two two days after the first funeral was held for a victim of the El Paso massacre.
5 years ago
The remains of Derrick Fudge, 57, are carried into St. John Missionary Baptist Church for his visitation and funeral service on August 10, 2019 in Springfield, Ohio.
5 years ago

Alleged Dayton gunman showed signs of misogyny, mirroring a grim pattern for shooters

Alleged Dayton gunman Connor Betts demonstrated hate in the form of misogyny, which follows a pattern in mass shootings.
5 years ago
A pedestrian passes a makeshift memorial for the slain and injured victims of a mass shooting that occurred in the Oregon District early Sunday morning, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio.
5 years ago

Victims of the Dayton and El Paso shooting remembered: 'I'm just speechless'

One woman saw her brother just hours before the shooting, grateful to have a happy final memory of him.
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Nicholas Cumer, one of the victims in a shooting, Aug. 4, 2019, at a popular nightlife area in Dayton, Ohio, in a  photo provided by the Cumer family. Cumer was a graduate student in the master of cancer care program at Saint Francis University.
5 years ago

Dayton mayor meets with Trump after earlier criticism

In the lead up to his visit, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said that she planned to tell him "how unhelpful he's been" on the issue of gun reform.
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Dayton hero recalls 'dead stare' in killer's eyes

Jeremy Ganger, a bouncer at Ned Peppers in Dayton, Ohio, told ABC News he grabbed as many people as he could and guarded the bar's entrance to keep them safe.
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VIDEO: Dayton hero recalls 'dead stare' in killer's eyes
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Heroic bouncer recalls 'dead stare' in alleged killer's eyes during mass shooting

Jeremy Ganger, a bouncer at Ned Peppers, said he grabbed as many people as he could and guarded the bar's entrance to keep them safe.
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People congregate around a memorial to those killed in Sunday morning's mass shooting on Aug. 6, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio.
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Hero bouncer tells his story

One-on-one with Jeremy Ganger, the bouncer at Ned Peppers in Dayton, Ohio. He recalls the moment he saw the alleged gunman approach the bar and his mission to protect everyone inside.
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VIDEO: Hero bouncer tells his story
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Hero Dayton bouncer: 'I would've died before that guy came in' to the bar

Jeremy Ganger, who pushed as many people as he could into the bar as the shootings occurred, came face-to-face with the suspect before the gunman was shot by police.
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VIDEO: Hero Dayton bouncer: 'I would've died before that guy came in' to the bar
5 years ago

Trump arrives in Dayton ahead of visits to city and El Paso

President Trump landed in Dayton, Ohio, as demonstrators protested his arrival to the city.
5 years ago
VIDEO: President Trump arrives in Dayton ahead of scheduled visits to city and El Paso, TX
5 years ago

Family of suspected Dayton shooter is 'shocked and devastated'

The family put out a statement Tuesday night, which was read by police Chief Doug Doherty of the Belbrook Police Department.
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Family of suspected Dayton shooter is 'shocked and devastated'
5 years ago

Cory Booker speaks on white supremacy, guns at South Carolina church

The New Jersey senator spoke at the Mother Emanuel AME Church following the deadly mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
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VIDEO: Cory Booker speaks on white supremacy, guns at South Carolina church
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Trump paints Dayton shooter as liberal sympathizer

President Trump called the Dayton shooter "a fan of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Nothing to do with Trump, but nobody mentions that."
5 years ago
President Trump called the Dayton shooter "a fan of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Nothing to do with Trump, but nobody mentions that."
5 years ago

Suspected Dayton shooter's family is 'shocked and devastated by' the shooting

Connor Betts' put out a statement Tuesday night, which was read by the local police chief, saying that they are "shocked and devastated by the events of Sunday morning."
5 years ago
People congregate around a memorial to those killed in Sunday morning's mass shooting on Aug. 6, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio.
5 years ago

Pressure grows for Congress, Trump to act on gun legislation

Red flag laws designed to take guns away from dangerous individuals may be one of the only measures with a realistic chance of getting through Congress.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Pressure grows for Congress, Trump to act on gun legislation
5 years ago

Dayton alleged shooter's ex-girlfriend said he felt suicidal

The ex-girlfriend of the suspected shooter who opened fire in Dayton this weekend said that they spoke openly about mental illness and suicidal thoughts.
5 years ago
Adelia Johnson, the ex-girlfriend of alleged shooter, Conner Betts, speaks to ABC News following the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 6, 2019.
5 years ago

Dayton mayor will tell Trump he's been 'unhelpful'

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said that she plans to tell President Trump "how unhelpful he's been on this," regarding his comments about ways to tackle gun violence.
5 years ago
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said that she plans to tell President Trump "how unhelpful he's been on this," regarding his comments about ways to tackle gun violence.
5 years ago

Dayton gunman had a 'history of obsessions with violent ideations': Police chief

Authorities investigating Sunday's mass shooting in Ohio have determined that the gunman had been exploring violent ideologies prior to the shooting.
5 years ago
Authorities retrieve evidence markers at the scene of a mass shooting, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio.
5 years ago

Dayton mayor will 'absolutely' tell Trump 'how unhelpful he's been'

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said that she plans to tell President Trump "how unhelpful he's been on this," regarding his comments about ways to tackle gun violence.
5 years ago
Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley speaks to members of the media, Aug. 6, 2019, outside Ned Peppers bar in the Oregon District after a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in Dayton.
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Details about Dayton gunman's past revealed

The ex-girlfriend of the gunman said he was suspended from high school for having a hit list of classmates.
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VIDEO: Details about Dayton gunman's past revealed
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New video shows Dayton suspect trying to get inside bar

The surveillance video shows people on a bustling Dayton, Ohio, street running into a bar to get away from the suspect, who was shot by police near the bar's entrance.
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VIDEO: New video shows Dayton suspect trying to get inside bar
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Ohio governor proposes legislation to combat gun violence

Gov. Mike DeWine proposed actions designed to help those with mental health issues and prevent future mass shootings.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Ohio gov. proposes legislation to combat gun violence
5 years ago

Dayton mourners demand action after deadly shooting

Mourners at a vigil at the Ohio Statehouse demanded action from government officials after a gunman opened fire in a busy downtown area, killing nine people.
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VIDEO: Dayton mourners demand action after deadly shooting
5 years ago

Dayton mass shooting survivors, witnesses describe trying to help victims

At least nine people were killed and 27 others were injured at the Ohio shooting early Sunday morning, which occurred about 13 hours after the one in El Paso, Texas.
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VIDEO:  Dayton mass shooting survivors, witnesses describe trying to help victims
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Dayton shooting witness calls the attack 'a real tragedy'

A witness who survived the shooting, Alexandria Lark, recalled the gunman being at the door of the bar she was in line for and saw a victim two inches away from her get shot.
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VIDEO: Dayton shooting witness calls the attack 'a real tragedy'
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Authorities in Dayton killed gunman within 30 seconds of arriving at crime scene

There could have been more fatalities in the Ohio shooting if first responders didn't arrive quickly.
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VIDEO: Authorities in Dayton killed gunman within 30 seconds of arriving at crime scene
5 years ago

Video shows chaos as suspected Dayton gunman tried to enter bar

Surveillance footage showed people running into the bar to escape; Connor Betts, 24, was carrying 200-round-capacity magazines and allegedly fired 41 times, police said.
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VIDEO: Video shows chaos as suspected Dayton gunman tried to enter bar
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Witness says she was with a Dayton shooting victim 'when he took his last breath'

Holly Redman, a witness to the Dayton, Ohio, shooting, broke down while talking about how she tried to save a victim.
5 years ago
Holly Redman and James Williams were at the scene of the Dayton shooting and tried to help some of the gunshot victims.
5 years ago

Nine dead, dozens are wounded in Dayton, Ohio, shooting

Officials investigating the mass shooting in Dayton's Oregon district say the shooter was carrying more than 250 rounds.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Nine dead, dozens are wounded in Dayton, OH shooting
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Coping with the aftermath of El Paso and Dayton massacres

ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton talks with psychiatrist Jess Clemons about how to help yourself through the shootings' trauma.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Coping with the aftermath of El Paso and Dayton massacres
5 years ago

Suspect's sister among 9 killed in Dayton mass shooting

At least nine people killed, 26 injured in a mass shooting in downtown Dayton, Ohio, overnight Sunday.
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Shoes are piled outside the scene of a mass shooting including Ned Peppers bar, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Several people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said.
5 years ago

Dayton community in disbelief after mass shooting

Families have been meeting up with their loved ones at the convention center in town as the community grapples with what transpired at the typically safe and popular tourist destination.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Dayton community in disbelief after mass shooting
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Dayton mayor confirms 9 killed in mass shooting

As of 10 a.m. Sunday morning, 27 patients have been treated at nearby hospitals and 15 of those have been discharged, according to Mayor Nan Whaley.
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As of 10 a.m. Sunday morning, 27 patients have been treated at nearby hospitals and 15 of those have been discharged, according to Mayor Nan Whaley.
5 years ago

Police execute search warrant in connection to Dayton shooting

Bellbrook, Ohio, police Chief Doug Doherty said his department is assisting Dayton police and FBI agents in their ongoing efforts.
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Bellbrook, Ohio, police Chief Doug Doherty said his department is assisting Dayton police and FBI agents in their ongoing efforts.
5 years ago

Ohio mass shooting leaves 9 dead, 16 injured

The nation is devastated by yet another mass shooting, this time in Dayton, Ohio, as a popular nightlife area was attacked by a lone gunman.
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VIDEO: Ohio mass shooting leaves 9 dead, 16 injured