A Dayton police detective was shot during the service of a drug-related warrant with a DEA Task Force in northwest Dayton, Ohio, on Monday evening, Nov. 4, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said.
The shooting occurred just before 7 p.m. in the 1400-block of Ruskin Road, WHIOTV reported.
A detective was shot and is in critical condition. Other officers at the scene quickly drove him to Grandview Medical Center for treatment without waiting for an ambulance.
At a press conference late Monday night, Biehl did not release the name of the wounded detective but asked the community for prayers.
“At this point, the detective is the only person injured and is in critical condition in a local hospital,” said Biehl.
“Today is a very difficult day for the Dayton Police Department and our federal partners, as we move forward tonight please keep this officer, his family, our department, the DEA and the entire community in your thoughts, prayers and care,” said Biehl.
According to WHIO, the detective has decades of experience on the police force.
Biehl also said that a large amount of suspected fentanyl, as well as cash and weapons, had been recovered from the scene.
Five people were being interviewed and would likely face multiple felony charges.
#OfficerShot – Just before 7pm a DPD detective, who is part of a DEA task force, was shot while serving a drug related search warrant on Ruskin Rd. The detective is in critical condition. There are 5 ppl being interviewed
— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) November 5, 2019
The Dayton Police Department Homicide Unit is handling the shooting investigation. The Professional Standards Bureau will handle the administrative investigation related to the officers who were on scene, according to WKEF.