Video shows how close the Dayton shooter came to entering a packed bar before being killed by police

A screenshot from a video showing the moment police shot and killed Dayton shooter Connor Betts. Screenshot/Dayton Police Department

  • Warning: This article contains video of a man being shot dead, which some readers may find disturbing.
  • Police in Dayton, Ohio, shared footage of the final moments of the attacker in the mass shooting that killed nine people and injured 26 others.
  • The video, published by Ohio news site, shows a large number of people running into Ned Peppers Bar for shelter, before the shooter runs towards the entrance.
  • Before he is able to get in the building, the video shows police officers intercepting the shooter. The footage is poor quality, but shows the man being shot.
  • The shooter was later named as Connor Betts, a 24-year-old from Bellbrook, Ohio.
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Video footage shows just how close Connor Betts, who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio on Sunday came to entering a busy bar before being shot and killed by police.

Betts, a 24-year-old from Bellbrook, Ohio, killed nine people and injured 26 others outside Ned Peppers Bar on East Fifth Street in Dayton’s Oregon district in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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The surveillance video, shared by Dayton Police Department, and published by Ohio news site, shows a crowd of people running into the bar to escape the shooting, which lasted a total of one minute.

Betts can be seen running towards the bar’s entrance, apparently intending to follow the crowds inside. He is then shot by police

You can see the video below. The video shows Betts being shot dead by police officers. Do not watch it if you do not wish to see the incident occur.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said in a press conference Sunday that Betts was “neutralized” by police officers less than a minute after he began shooting.

“While this is a terribly sad day for our city, I am amazed by the quick response of Dayton police that saved literally hundreds of lives,” she said.

Whaley said Betts was wearing body armour and had several extra magazines for his .223-calibre rifle.

Dayton shooter video
A screenshot from surveillance video taken in Dayton, Ohio shows people running for cover in a bar. Screenshot/Dayton Police Department

Dayton Assistant Police Chief Lt. Col. Matt Carpe told the press there was “a very short timeline of violence.”

“We’re very fortunate for that,” he said. “We had officers in the immediate vicinity when this shooting began and were able to respond and put an end to it quickly.”

The incident occurred less than 24 hours after a mass shooting killed 22 people and injured more than two dozen others at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.