Victims of mass shooting in Dayton identified

Dayton shooting victims remembered at vigil

DAYTON, Ohio (FOX19) - Dayton police released the names of the nine victims who died in a shooting in downtown Dayton early Sunday.

Police say 27 people were also injured when Connor Betts, 24, of Bellbrook, opened fire with a .223-caliber rifle in the Oregon District on East Fifth Street just after 1 a.m.

Investigators are still working to determine a motive and how many shots were fired, said Dayton Assistant Police Chief Matt Carper.

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Police confirm that one of the nine shooting victims was the shooter’s sister, Megan K. Betts.

Megan Betts, 22, was killed in the Dayton mass shooting. A spokesman tells the Dayton Daily News that Megan was a student at Wright State University and was studying environmental science. Betts brother has been identified as the gunman.
Megan Betts, 22, was killed in the Dayton mass shooting. A spokesman tells the Dayton Daily News that Megan was a student at Wright State University and was studying environmental science. Betts brother has been identified as the gunman. (Source: Linked In)

Megan, who was 22, was the youngest victim; the oldest was 57.

The suspect’s sister was one of his first victims, according to police. Megan was a fifth-year senior majoring in Earth and environmental sciences at Wright State University.

Wright State said in a post to their Facebook page Sunday counseling services would be available for students on campus.

“We have been made aware and are devastated at the tragic loss of two of our dear Wright State family members. In addition, we can also confirm that several other members of our Wright State community have also been seriously impacted by last night’s events in Dayton’s Oregon District.”

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Lois L. Oglesby, 27, leaves behind two children, a newborn and a six year old, according to the Miami Valley Community Action Partnership. MVCAP said in a Facebook post that Lois was the daughter of a woman who has worked for the organization for almost 23 years. Brittany Talley, Oglesby’s sister, released a statement on behalf of her family. “In the midst of this tragedy, we are pulling through as a family. Lois was an extremely beautiful soul. She was also very loving. Such an amazing mother and she just wanted the best for her girls. Her laugh was contagious and her personality was one of a kind. She is truly missed.”

Lois Oglesby's family says she "was an extremely beautiful soul." Oglesby was one the victims in the Oregon District shooting in Dayton
Lois Oglesby's family says she "was an extremely beautiful soul." Oglesby was one the victims in the Oregon District shooting in Dayton (Source: Provided by Oglesby's sister)

Saeed Saleh, 38, was also killed in the shooting. The Dayton Daily News reports that Saleh was a native of the Eastern African county of Eritrea. His family remembers Saleh as a kindhearted and hard working person, according to the Daily News.

Saeed Saleh was killed in the Sunday shooting in Dayton's Oregon District. According to the Dayton Daily News, Saleh was a native of Eritrea.
Saeed Saleh was killed in the Sunday shooting in Dayton's Oregon District. According to the Dayton Daily News, Saleh was a native of Eritrea. (Source: GoFundMe)

Derrick R. Fudge, 57, was out in downtown Dayton with family when he was killed, according to the Dayton Daily News.

Relatives described him as a humble man.

Derrick R. Fudge
Derrick R. Fudge (Source: Provided)

Logan M. Turner, 30. Springboro schools confirm that Turner was a 2008 graduate. According to his obituary, Turner grew up in Springboro, played varsity football at the city’s high school and most recently worked at a machine company.

Logan Turner had recently celebrated his 30th birthday. His father says the family was planning a party for him on the same day he was killed in the Dayton mass shooting.
Logan Turner had recently celebrated his 30th birthday. His father says the family was planning a party for him on the same day he was killed in the Dayton mass shooting. (Source: Mike Turner/CNN)

Nicholas P. Cumer, 25. Saint Francis University confirms that Cumer was a graduate student in the Master of Cancer Care program and had completed his undergraduate work as an Exercise Physiology major. Cumer had been in Dayton as part of his internship program with the Maple Tree Cancer Alliance. According to their Facebook page, Maple Tree Cancer Alliance offices will be closed until Monday, Aug. 12 in order to give staff time to grieve.

Nicholas Cumer, 25, was killed in a mass shooting in downtown Dayton on Sunday, Aug. 4. Cumer was a graduate student at St. Francis University
Nicholas Cumer, 25, was killed in a mass shooting in downtown Dayton on Sunday, Aug. 4. Cumer was a graduate student at St. Francis University (Source: Maple Tree Cancer Center)

Thomas J. McNichols, 25. The Dayton Daily News reports that McNichols was a father of four. After getting off of work at a Dayton factory, he headed the Oregon District with a cousin. Damon Davenport, a cousin of McNichols, told CNN, “My cousins did not deserve to lose their life. They have children. Hardworking people. All they was doing was enjoying a night on the down and they’re dead. Never to come home again, never to see their family again.”

Thomas McNichols, 25, was killed in the mass shooting at Dayton's Oregon District. The Dayton Daily News reports that McNichols was a father of four
Thomas McNichols, 25, was killed in the mass shooting at Dayton's Oregon District. The Dayton Daily News reports that McNichols was a father of four

Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, 36, was among the victims. She is pictured below. Warren-Curtis recently moved to Dayton from Virginia, according to the Dayton Daily News.

Beatrice Warren-Curtis, 36
Beatrice Warren-Curtis, 36 (Source: Provided)

Monica E. Brickhouse, 39, pictured below, was one of the nine shooting victims. She is from Springfield but lives in Virginia Beach.

Monica Brickhouse, 39
Monica Brickhouse, 39 (Source: Facebook)

A vigil was held Sunday night in the Oregon District for the victims of the shooting

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Posted by FOX19 on Sunday, August 4, 2019

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