Man shoots wife, kills self in Jef­fer­son Twp.

Woman, in sta­ble con­di­tion, re­port­edly in process of seek­ing court-sanc­tioned pro­tec­tion from man.

Dayton Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - By Will Garbe Staff Writer

An es­tranged hus­band am­bushed his wife, deputies say, shoot­ing her be­fore killing him­self in a Jef­fer­son Twp. yard on Wed­nes­day.

Deputies say an es­tranged hus­band ex­e­cuted a “well-thoughtout am­bush” against his wife, shoot­ing her twice be­fore killing him­self in a Jef­fer­son Twp. yard on Wed­nes­day morn­ing.

The woman — re­port­edly in the process of seek­ing court-sanc

tioned pro­tec­tion from the man — was in sta­ble con­di­tion, ac­cord­ing to in­ves­ti­ga­tors.

The 35-year-old In­di­ana man, who was not im­me­di­ately iden­ti­fied, parked his car down the road and hid by a shed on a prop­erty on the 5600 block of Ger­man­town Pike, ac­cord­ing to in­ves­ti­ga­tors.

His 27-year-old w ife, also uniden­ti­fied, was be­ing dropped off at the home around 7:30 a.m. Wed­nes­day to get her car when her hus­band emerged and be­gan fir­ing, said Mont­gomery County Chief Deputy Rob Streck.

“He lives in In­di­ana,” a 911 caller said. “She’s shot lay­ing on the ground.”

The woman re­port­edly was struck by two bul­lets.

The sus­pect then jumped into the bed of the pickup truck that dropped off his wife, but the es­tranged hus­band was ejected. A res­i­dent then emerged from the house with a shot­gun as the sus­pect ran toward the house.

“He’s on foot ... he’s reload­ing,” the scream­ing caller said of the in­truder. “He shot him­self!”

Streck said the in­ci­dent was a do­mes­tic dis­pute.

The fe­male vic­tim, who was taken to Mi­ami Val­ley Hospi­tal and is ex­pected to sur­vive, had been in the process of get­ting pro­tec­tion or­ders, Streck said.

The cou­ple was sep­a­rated and go­ing through a di­vorce.

Nearby, on the 5500 block of Shank Road, in­ves­ti­ga­tors found a 2008 Toy­ota Scion XB with In­di­ana plates, ac­cord­ing to a sher­iff ’s of­fice call log. The ve­hi­cle was towed and held for in­ves­ti­ga­tors.

The Mont­gomery County Coroner’s Of­fice was called to the scene.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors blocked Ger­man­town Pike be­tween In­fir­mary Road and Day­ton Farm­ersville Road for the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

MIKE CAMP­BELL / STAFF

A man, re­port­edly the es­tranged hus­band of a 27-year-old Jef­fer­son Twp. woman, shot her be­fore tak­ing his own life Wed­nes­day morn­ing, ac­cord­ing to deputies.

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