Gettysburg shooting leaves one dead

GETTYSBURG— Darke County Deputies, Gettysburg Fire and Rescue and Darke County Coroner’s Office responded to a report of a shooting in the 100 block of W. Main Street in Gettysburg on December 19, at 4:19 p.m. Preliminary investigation revealed 29 year old, Layton White, of Union City, Indiana was in an altercation with 27 year old, Eric Martin of Dayton, Ohio. Eye witnesses observed Martin shoot White in front of the residence.  Immediately following the shooting, Martin left the scene. Upon emergency personnel response to the scene, White succumbed to his injuries on scene.

At 4:23 p.m., Darke County Dispatch notified surrounding law enforcement to search for Martin and his vehicle. A short time later at 4:38 p.m. Darke County Sheriff’s Office was notified Martin and his vehicle were located by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office and Troy Police Department in Troy, Ohio.

Darke County Detectives filed a complaint charging Martin with Murder and is currently booked into the Darke County Jail.

This investigation remains under investigation.

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