Dayton, OH – A Dayton police detective on a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Task Force was shot during a raid in northwest Dayton on Monday evening.
The shooting occurred just before 7 p.m. as task force members were serving a drug-related warrant in the 1400-block of Ruskin Road, WHIO reported.
“We’re serving a warrant with the DEA. We need a medic,” an officer told a 911 dispatcher, according to WHIO.
Other officers on the scene loaded the wounded officer into a police vehicle and drove him to Grandview Medical Center for treatment because it was faster than waiting for an ambulance, according to radio traffic during the incident.
Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl did not release the name of the wounded detective at a press conference late Monday night but sources told WHIO that he has decades of experience on the police force.
Chief Biehl told reporters that the detective is in critical condition and asked the community for prayers.
Police took five suspects who were inside the home at the time of the incident into custody.
The chief said all five suspects were being interviewed and would likely face multiple felony charges.
He said that a large amount of suspected fentanyl, as well as cash and weapons, had been recovered from the scene.
Dayton police and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers have Ruskin Road shut down until further notice.
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