CCTV of Shooter Preparing to Carry Out Mass Murder in Dayton, Ohio. Before opening fire on the bustling, nightlife hub in downtown Dayton, Ohio, 24-year-old Connor Betts lingered in an alleyway off the main drag for approximately nine minutes.
During that time, police belief that the shooter assembled his AR-15, loaded his weapon with bullets, tested it, and then ran around the corner shooting.
In the space of 30 seconds, he killed nine people — including his sister — and injured 17 with gunfire (four more than previously stated by police)
Surveillance footage from the area captured in gruesome detail the shooter’s movements throughout the hours leading up to his Aug. 4 massacre.
Police Chief Richard Biehl said the shooter drove himself, his sister Megan, and his best friend Charles Beard, from their suburban home on Saturday night, and arrived at the downtown Oregon District at 11:04 p.m. Immediately upon arrival, all three went to the bar “Blind Bobs,” police said. At 12:13 a.m., surveillance footage shows the shooter leaving Blind Bobs, and walking across the street to Ned Peppers, another bar.
He stayed there for about 45 minutes. Surveillance showed him leaving the bar, and then walking back to the parking lot, where he spent the next eight minutes seemingly gathering items from the trunk of his car, just out of sight of the cameras.
Then, he’s seen walking back into view, wearing a hoodie and a black backpack, which law enforcement described as “weighed down.” He then made his way into the alleyway, around the corner from the bar Blind Bobs. Police said that he had been in communication with his sister for the past hour. They talked on the phone briefly, and then texted back and forth. During that exchange, she informed him that she was by the taco stand adjacent to Blind Bobs.