Records: Dayton shooting victim approached him with a knife, suspect told dispatchers

A man facing charges in a deadly shooting in Dayton last week told 911 dispatchers the victim had a knife, according to the records.

Ashton Jamal Jackson, 25, of Dayton, was charged with tampering with evidence and having weapons under disability, according to Dayton Municipal Court documents.

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During a 911 call on Dec. 17, Jackson told dispatchers that he shot someone at his grandmother’s house on Kammer Avenue.

Jackson said the victim “came at him with a knife and he shot him,” according to the 911 call log.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, was known to the family.

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Jackson also reportedly took the gun and hid it at an unknown location, according to court records.

He is prohibited from owning a firearm due to a previous conviction.

Jackson was arrested and initially booked on a preliminary murder charge. However, formal murder charges have not been filed against him at this time.

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His bond was set at $250,000 Monday, according to court records.

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