Connor Betts, 24, the man who opened fire at a Dayton, Ohio, bar early Sunday morning killed his own sister, Megan Betts, 22, who was one of 9 people killed in the attack.
Police identified the gunman who attacked a crowd of people outside Ned Peppers Bar as Connor Betts, 24, from Dayton, officials said at a press conference Sunday afternoon. His sister, Megan, was among the nine victims in the shooting; another 27 were injured.
Connor allegedly wore body armor and carried ammunition magazines when he opened fired in the bar. Police Chief Richard S. Biehl said officers who were nearby when the shooting started and killed the gunman within about 30 seconds of the first shots being fired.
Authorities released a full list of those who were killed:
- Lois L. Oglesby, 27
Oglesby was a nursing school student and mother of two children who had recently been on maternity leave, a friend told the Dayton Daily News. “She was a wonderful mother, a wonderful person,” Derasha Merrett was quoted as saying. “I have cried so much, I can’t cry anymore.”
- Megan K. Betts, 22
Betts, the gunman’s sister, was an undergraduate student at Wright State University, a public university named in honor of aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright. She was studying earth and environmental sciences.
- Saeed Saleh, 38
- Derrick R. Fudge, 57
Fudge was spending time with family when he was shot, his sister told the Dayton Daily News. “They were all just down there enjoying themselves and had stepped out of, I think, one of the clubs and were in a line to get some food,” Twyla Southall told the newspaper.
- Logan M. Turner, 30
Turner, who recently began working as a machinist at Thaler Machine Co. in Springboro, was out with friends over the weekend after celebrating his birthday, his mother told the Dayton Daily News. “He was very generous and loving and the world’s best son,” Danita Turner told the newspaper.
- Nicholas P. Cumer, 25
Cumer was a graduate student in the master of cancer core program at Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, according to a statement released by the school’s president. “Nicholas was dedicated to caring for others,” Malachi Van Tassell said in the statement.
- Thomas J. McNichols, 25
McNichols, whose nickname was “TeeJay,” was a father of four and a “gentle giant,” his aunt told the Dayton Daily News. “Everybody loves him. He was like a big kid,” Donna Johnson told the newspaper. “When all of the movies come out — Batman, ‘Black Panther’ — he would get all his nephews and take them to the movies.”
- Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, 36
- Monica E. Brickhouse, 39
Dayton police did not release information on a possible motive.
Source: NBC News