Attempted murder-suicide was a "well thought-out ambush," authorities say
UPDATE: The Montgomery County Coroner's Office said the man that died from a single gunshot wound was David Hurley, 35 from Laurel, Indiana.
The victim, a 27-year-old female, has not yet been identified.
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - An attempted murder-suicide this Wednesday morning in Jefferson Township "appears to be a well thought-out ambush," authorities say.
According to Montgomery County Chief Deputy, Rob Streck, deputies were called around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to the area of Dayton Farmersville Road and State Route 4. When authorities arrived, they found the suspect, who has not yet been identified, was dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. The victim, a 27-year-old female, who also has not been identified, had been shot twice.
The victim was dropped off this morning in the area of Dayton Farmersville Road and State Route 4, where investigators say she has been parking her car. Streck said the victim was starting her car when the suspect walked over and started shooting. The person who had dropped the victim off was in a pick-up truck and started moving his vehicle and the suspect jumped into the bed. Streck said it's not clear why he jumped into the bed, but he was eventually thrown out. Shortly after the shooting, a home owner walked out of his home armed with a shotgun, that's when Streck says the suspect ended his own life.
The victim was taken to the hospital and is listed in stable condition, "at this point we think she's going to survive," Streck said. At this point, it's not clear if there were domestic issues between the couple in the past. Streck says the couple is from Indiana and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office does not have any records of incidents between the couple in the past. Streck did say the victim was in the process of filing a protective order against the suspect.