VIDEO: Police Release Video Showing Dayton Cop Taking Out Mass Killer

Dayton police have released a video showing an officer taking out the active shooter.

Dayton, OH - Video has been released which shows a police officer taking out an active shooter who opened fire on a crowded area of downtown Dayton early Sunday morning (video below.)

The 24-year-old gunman was wearing a mask and body armor when he used a .223 rifle to open fire on a crowd at around 1 a.m., according to WSB.

Officers were on patrol in the area and engaged the suspect in a gunfight less than a minute after he started shooting, according to Mayor Nan Whaley.

The officers killed the shooter in the gunfight.

"If the Dayton police had not gotten to the shooter in under a minute, hundreds of people in the Oregon District would be dead today," Mayor Whaley said.

Nine people were killed and 27 were wounded in the shooter's brief attack.

The motive for the attack has not been released at this time, but Speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi said that the mass-murder was an act of terror.

"In less than 24 hours, another American community has been devastated by the tragedy of gun violence, this time in Dayton, Ohio. The hearts of all Americans break for the families & friends of those injured & murdered in this act of terror. #EnoughIsEnough," Rep. Pelosi tweeted.

You can see the video of the officer shooting the suspect below. WARNING - Graphic Content:

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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

I wonder whether stricter federal gun control laws would have prevented this tragedy.

jakki taylor
jakki taylor

So grateful to the responders. Sadly I watched the news conference(s) on One America News Network (OANN) and Sharrod Brown Brown not only used his speaking time at the early one to make political points (for gun control), he all but hijacked the Q&A to make them again. During the 4PM ET he hovered in the background behind the mayor, police chief, US Attorney and FBI eyeing the microphone like a vulture looks at road kill. Never voted for the progressive joker in my 30+ years as an Ohio voter and hope to never see a ballot with his name on it in the future.

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

I wonder whether stricter federal idiot control laws would have prevented this Burgers Allday character from posting another moronic copy and paste from his diary?

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Great job by 1st responders. My condolences to all the victims families and friends. It's been a rough couple days but stricter gun laws will NOT solve the problem. Why do people think they will? It's just like drugs they are fighting a battle they are never going to win, smh 🇺🇸

Farmer
Farmer

Crappy video. No excuse in this day and age for having a camera with lousy resolution.