“Man Identified as Robert Blackstone Found Shot Dead in Downtown Dayton”

By | August 2, 2023



A man was found shot dead in downtown Dayton by a police officer on patrol. The incident occurred after gunshots were heard in the area. The victim, identified as Robert Blackstone, died from his injuries. No arrests have been made, and it is unclear if there were any witnesses. The shooting has saddened and surprised those who work in the area, as downtown Dayton is considered to be a friendly and safe environment. The investigation is ongoing. shooting-dayton/OZNKGLWT35F53OVE74NHTBIDNE/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>WHIO Staff reported

Police Officer Discovers Man Shot dead in Downtown Dayton

DAYTON — A tragic incident unfolded in Downtown Dayton as a police officer stumbled upon a lifeless body. The Dayton Police Department revealed that officers on patrol heard gunshots in the vicinity of East Fifth Street and South Main Street shortly after midnight on Tuesday.

The officers swiftly responded to the scene and found a man, later identified as 51-year-old Robert Blackstone, who had succumbed to his injuries. Despite their efforts, both the officers and paramedics were unable to save him.

The news of the fatal shooting left many in the area devastated. Dollena E., a local worker, expressed her sorrow, saying, “It’s horrible, it’s awful. I’m sorry to hear that, but it happens every day. People die every day, and people just don’t care.”

Several individuals were taken aback by the fact that the incident occurred in the downtown area. Brenda Weaver remarked, “Very friendly, safe environment, a good environment when you come down here.”

As of now, no arrests have been made, and the police have not confirmed the presence of any witnesses. The investigation is ongoing, and further updates will be provided as new information emerges.


It is truly disheartening to witness such acts of violence in a community that prides itself on its safety and amicability.