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Dayton officer shot: Man charged with illegally buying firearm used in detective’s death

Posted at 11:28 AM, Nov 13, 2019

DAYTON, Ohio — A Butler County man is facing a federal charge for illegally purchasing the firearm used in the death of Dayton Police Det. Jorge Del Rio, according to the Journal-News.

Delano Wells, 50, of Trenton, was charged with making false statements on a federal firearms form, according to the U.S. Attorney Southern District of Ohio’s Office.

Det. Del Rio was part of a DEA task force that was serving a warrant on Ruskin Road in Dayton Monday, Nov. 4, when he was shot and critically injured.

He died Thursday, Nov. 7.