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Posted: 9/28/2005 10:43:57 AM EDT
Police Kill Dayton, Ohio Gunman Firing from Roof
ASSOCIATED PRESS



DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A man shooting at passers-by from the roof of a house wounded a 15-year-old girl and exchanged gunfire with police before a police officer shot and killed him.

Matthew J. Wild, 25, fired at least 21 shots and ''was yelling quite a bit about how he was going to kill police,''
Maj. Michael Brown said Tuesday.

Police Director Julian Davis said Wild had a semiautomatic handgun and a shotgun.

During the final moments of Monday night's standoff on the city's east side, Wild came out of the house and was hit by bean bags fired by officers, Davis said.

He went back inside, then came out aiming a shotgun at police. A SWAT officer shot him.


Dawn Bruns, 25, said she was washing dishes when she heard a ''boom, boom, boom'' about six to eight times. Bruns said she looked outside and saw a girl lying in the alley behind her house, apparently wounded. Two teenagers carried her onto Bruns' porch, where Bruns said she tied a bandage onto the girl's leg.

Davis said the girl's injuries were not life-threatening.

Buddy Watkins, 22, who lives in the same duplex as Wild, said the man told him to leave the area ''because the war starts tonight.'' Watkins said he left for about an hour and when he returned saw the man on the roof. The man yelled a warning and began firing.

SWAT team members rescued two police officers who were pinned down during an exchange of gunfire, Davis said. Neither officer was injured.

Roll call at Assault Web!
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:45:47 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:46:50 AM EDT
Just remember - he wasn't doing anything illegal until he shot someone.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:47:54 AM EDT

Two teenagers carried her onto Bruns' porch, where Bruns said she tied a bandage onto the girl's leg.


What the hell? Bystanders coming to the aid of someone? What is this world coming to?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:48:20 AM EDT
He voted from the rooftop, but his vote was vetoed by SWAT.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:49:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
He voted from the rooftop, but his vote was vetoed by SWAT.



This is why you should always vote from the 2nd floor window.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:50:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 10:51:30 AM EDT by cluster]

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
He voted from the rooftop, but his vote was vetoed by SWAT.






he was disenfranchised
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:55:11 AM EDT
Just a .380 and an 870
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:58:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hokie:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
He voted from the rooftop, but his vote was vetoed by SWAT.



This is why you should always vote from the 2nd floor window.



Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:04:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
He voted from the rooftop, but his vote was vetoed by SWAT.



My new tagline.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:04:11 AM EDT
What a Dumbass.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:13:39 AM EDT
Heh... I was watching this on the news on Monday morning. Dude whacked completely out.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:19:52 AM EDT
I can't wait for more details on this! Tin-foil hat secured, sir.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:39:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 11:40:48 AM EDT by 1BMF]

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Police Kill Dayton, Ohio Gunman Firing from Roof
ASSOCIATED PRESS



DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A man shooting at passers-by from the roof of a house wounded a 15-year-old girl and exchanged gunfire with police before a police officer shot and killed him.

Matthew J. Wild, 25, fired at least 21 shots and ''was yelling quite a bit about how he was going to kill police,''
Maj. Michael Brown said Tuesday.

Police Director Julian Davis said Wild had a semiautomatic handgun and a shotgun.

During the final moments of Monday night's standoff on the city's east side, Wild came out of the house and was hit by bean bags fired by officers, Davis said.

He went back inside, then came out aiming a shotgun at police. A SWAT officer shot him.


Dawn Bruns, 25, said she was washing dishes when she heard a ''boom, boom, boom'' about six to eight times. Bruns said she looked outside and saw a girl lying in the alley behind her house, apparently wounded. Two teenagers carried her onto Bruns' porch, where Bruns said she tied a bandage onto the girl's leg.

Davis said the girl's injuries were not life-threatening.

Buddy Watkins, 22, who lives in the same duplex as Wild, said the man told him to leave the area ''because the war starts tonight.'' Watkins said he left for about an hour and when he returned saw the man on the roof. The man yelled a warning and began firing.

SWAT team members rescued two police officers who were pinned down during an exchange of gunfire, Davis said. Neither officer was injured.

Roll call at Assault Web!



Hahah, i love quotes like that. Guess his 1000 years of power was up
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:46:07 AM EDT
Why do 99% of these "make the news" shootings happen in either CA or OH?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:53:09 AM EDT
No dogs, no fowl. Clean shoot.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:54:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Why do 99% of these "make the news" shootings happen in either CA or OH?




Cause CA is full of wierdos and OH .... uh.... hmm....well.... give me a minute.....

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ah hell, I have no idea.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:54:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 11:58:59 AM EDT by AssaultRifler]
www.daytondailynews.com/localnews/content/localnews/daily/0928shooting.html

DAYTON | The man, shirtless on the roof of his porch, yelled at the teens who were gathered on their friend's porch across the street.

"You best bow down and praise me," the man yelled at the teens.

"We just thought he was a crazy guy," 15-year-old Leatrice Humphrey said Tuesday. "He was just acting weird and yelling and stuff."

After a while, Humphrey and her friends got up to head home, she said, but the man told them to stay where they were and started shooting.

He shot Humphrey in the leg.

"I turned and started running because I didn't know what he was going to do. They were hitting a wall and grass right in front of me," she said of the bullets. "I figured I was better off running because I didn't want to be a still target."

The Walter E. Stebbins High School ninth-grader spent at least four hours at a hospital and was told the bullet went straight through her thigh, she said as she sat on the porch at her home on Pershing Boulevard.

The man, Matthew J. Wild, 25, fired at least 21 shots at passers-by and police from his home at 3619 Wayne Ave. during a 2�-hour standoff on Monday, Dayton police Maj. Michael Brown said Tuesday.

Holding a shotgun, Wild was shot in the head and killed by a member of the Dayton police Special Weapons and Tactics team.

"He was yelling quite a bit about how he was going to kill police," Brown said.

Police were called to the address about 7:30 p.m. on several calls of a "man holed up in a house shooting at people," according to a police incident report.

"I need police as soon as possible at 3617 Wayne Avenue," Buddy Watkins told a 911 dispatcher. "I live in a duplex. I have a guy who lives upstairs from me. He is crazy. He's got a gun. He's shooting it off on the top of the roof.

"He's a male. He's on something. He come down and told me we were going to war. I just drove by the house. He hollered at me. He's on the roof and he just fired shots off."

Wild, who police said was firing a semi-automatic handgun and a shotgun out of several windows at his duplex home, came outside and police fired beanbag rounds at him and hit him, Director of Police Julian K. Davis said.

Wild went back in his house and emerged holding a shotgun, aiming it at police, who returned fire.

Wild was pronounced dead at the scene about 10 p.m., the Montgomery County Coroner's Office said. Brown would not release the name of the SWAT member who shot Wild, but said he has been on the police force at least 18 years.

He will be on paid administrative leave while homicide detectives and the police Internal Affairs Department investigates.

After she was shot, Humphrey said she ran into an alley and ended up on John Glenn Road after a man called her over, trying to get her and her friends to safety. A woman tied a bandage over her wound and called 911 and Humphrey's mother.

"Somebody called me and told me that my daughter had been shot," Patty Agee said. "I took off running."

A friend offered to drive Agee, 49, to her daughter. When they arrived on John Glenn Road, officers yelled at them to get down.

"Bullets were flying everywhere," Agee said. "Cops were telling us to leave and everything. I was telling them my daughter was shot. I couldn't see Lea anywhere. I was relieved when the cop told me that she was at the hospital, but then I still didn't know how bad it was."

Agee paused in her account and went over to hug her daughter.

"This is my only child," she said, kissing her daughter on her head.

"Doesn't it make you wish you had twins?" Leatrice joked as her mother returned to her porch seat.

Her mother turned around and responded, "No, that wouldn't replace you, Lea."

Returning to his apartment Tuesday evening to gather a few personal items was Watkins, 22, whom Wild warned Monday afternoon, advising him to flee to the safety of Colorado Springs.

Watkins said he believes Wild considered him his closest friend and had attempted to strike up conversations the past couple of weeks whenever the two crossed paths. They talked, shared a beer, and Wild might tell a joke, Watkins said.

Watkins, who is moving today from the duplex, asked a reporter if she wanted to accompany him through Wild's apartment, for which he had access through back stairs.

He said police escorted him through the rooms earlier, pointing out several clues into Wild's apparent internal chaos: A stove in which bullets, chemicals and bottles of herbs and seasonings were strewn; A bullet he'd fired through his television; Bullets he'd fired into a large aquarium that leaked through the floor to the ceiling below.

"I AM GOD THE OWNER OF YOUR SOULS," was scrawled in large letters with a red marker on a living room mirror.

There was a sticky pad on which the words "You're Dead" had been written.

Much of Wild's furniture seemed to have been picked up and turned over. Watkins said police told him they found it that way.

A 2-year-old address book, signed and dated from a female friend, was on the stove. It contained no entries.

Walls bore what appear to be holes punched out in the shape of a gun or rifle butt.

Watkins said he hasn't slept in more than a day and can't get out of his mind the ringing of shots being fired above him as he pulled in front of the house

Monday night. Still, he doesn't believe Wild would have hurt him.

"He gave me warning signs. The cops told me how lucky I was . . . It's hard telling."

Wild's father, Tom, who lives in a subdivision in Beavercreek, said his son, a 1998 graduate of Beavercreek High School, moved out five years ago and they have had little contact since.

Wild's brother, Eric, 30, of Cincinnati, said Matt "knew we cared for him. He knew. But there was a disconnect" the past several years. "That's how he wanted it."

Eric Wild said the family is thankful no one else was killed, but his brother's behavior stunned them. "Some things you have to put in the 'do not understand' file. We'll never understand."

Wild's mother, Audrey, who lives in Greenville, was quiet throughout most of the conversation about her son, who was described by his brother as "a creative person, someone who liked the outdoors. Someone who liked animals and photography."

Tom Wild said his son "clearly wasn't in his right mind" and refused comment about a history of mental problems. "All we know is he wasn't in our care."

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"I am God" , another religious nut.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:41:38 PM EDT
This all took place about 2 minutes from where I grew up .... The area has gone down hill over the years.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 4:48:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:

Two teenagers carried her onto Bruns' porch, where Bruns said she tied a bandage onto the girl's leg.


What the hell? Bystanders coming to the aid of someone? What is this world coming to?


+1 god bless that brave bastard!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 4:50:53 AM EDT
"You best bow down and praise me," the man yelled. Sure sounds like someone we know.

I guess sgrt15's ban has hit him pretty hard.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:22:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
He voted from the rooftop, but his vote was vetoed by SWAT.



The trouble is that no one he was shooting at was a candidate for office. Therefore, he was practicing post-birth abortions and had his license to practice God revoked by SWAT.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:26:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
He voted from the rooftop, but his vote was vetoed by SWAT.



That's funny!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 5:29:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
He voted from the rooftop, but his vote was vetoed by SWAT.








I needed a good laugh this morning!
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