According to a coroner’s report released today, 24-year-old Connor Betts was on a cocktail of drugs before he committed his rampage that left nine dead and 27 others injured outside of a Dayton, OH bar earlier this month. He was in possession of a pipe, a bag of cocaine, and had cocaine, antidepressants, and alcohol in his blood.
Montgomery County coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger issued the official report today, as the number of shooters with drugs in their system, particularly antidepressant pharmaceuticals, continues to spike. Betts got into a shootout with police before ultimately being shot dead.
“This incident involved an intense firefight that is rarely seen other than combat and an active-shooter incident,” Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said. “The officers were confronted with a moving shooter wearing body armor, actively executing victims with an AR-15 type weapon and high capacity magazines.”
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