Dayton Ohio Shooter Connor Betts Biography – Dayton Ohio Shooter Connor Betts Wiki
Connor Betts is the suspect who fatally shot at least 9 people, including his own sister, a tragedy that left at least 27 more injured, in a popular bar and restaurant district in Dayton, Ohio.
Connor attended Bellbrook High School. He was a student at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, though he was not enrolled at the school for the summer.
Connor Betts Age
He was 24 years old.
Dayton Ohio Shooting
Assistant police chief Matt Carper said in a press conference that, just after 1 a.m., there was an “active shooter situation in the Oregon District…we had one shooter that we are aware of and multiple victims. Right now, the shooter is deceased from gunshot wounds from the responding officers. We have nine victims deceased in addition to that, and we have approximately 16 more victims hospitalized right now in unknown conditions.” Later, the wounded count rose to 27.
The shooting was focused around Ned Peppers, a traditional western-ish themed bar located right in the heart of the Oregon District in Dayton Ohio.
Ned Peppers wrote on Facebook, “All of our staff is safe and our hearts go out to everyone involved as we gather information.” In a midday press conference on August 4, the governor offered “great sympathy” for the victims and their families. “It’s the type of tragedy you pray never comes to your state.” The governor praised the quick actions of the officers who “ended this tragedy,” saying that they “undoubtedly saved many, many lives. We will never know how many lives were saved…The assailant was obviously close to being able to kill dozens and dozens of more people.”
The Dayton shooting came just hours after the nation was already reeling from a different mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, where at least 20 people died.
Dayton Shooting Victims
Authorities named the 9 deceased victims. They include Megan Betts, 22, Lois Oglesby, black female, 27; Saeed Saleh, 38, black male; Logan Turner, white male, 30; Nicholas P. Cumer, white male, 25; Thomas J. McNichols, black male, 25; Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, black female, 36; Monica E. Brickhouse, black female, 39; and Derrick R. Fudge, black male, 57.
Connor Betts Sister, Megan Betts
Connor Betts’ sister, Megan Betts was 22. According to Police, Betts arrived in the Oregon District with his sister and her “companion,” before the shooting. At some point prior to the shooting they separated. Betts’ sister was not the first victim of the shooting, but was one of the initial victims. Police have not said if he was targeting his sister. Her companion was wounded, but not killed.
According to Megan Betts’ Facebook, she wrote that she was a “tour Guide at Missoula Smokejumper Visitor Center” who “Studies at Wright State University Department of Biological Sciences.”
Connor Betts Parents
He was the son of Moira Cofer Betts and Stephen Betts.