Coroner: Gunman had drugs in system during firefight

Parents of Dayton killer ‘deeply sorry’ for omitting mass shooting from son’s obituary

CINCINNATI (AP) - The gunman in Dayton who killed nine people had cocaine, an antidepressant and alcohol in his system during the mass shooting, and was cut down by a barrage of at least two dozen police bullets that penetrated gaps in his body armor, a coroner said Thursday.

Harshbarger added that investigators also found a pipe device and a clear bag containing cocaine on the 24-year-old Betts.

He said all the deadly gunshot wounds to the nine victims came from Betts' weapon.

The Aug. 4 massacre, which ended when police shot and killed the gunman, was one of three mass shootings over three weeks that stunned Americans and stoked a long-running debate over gun rights.

Armed with a.223-caliber high-capacity rifle, Betts fired 41 shots in less than 30 seconds that night in Dayton, killing his sister as well as eight seemingly random bystanders, police said. He noted that two of the victims were struck by police fire but those rounds were not fatal.

While they don't know why Betts chose his location or what his motive was, investigators do know a lot about his mindset, including his obsession with and desire to commit a mass shooting, the police chief said.

The gunman who carried out a deadly mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, this month had cocaine and other drugs in his system at the time, a according to a coroner's report.

Nine people were killed and another 27 injured. But they say Kollie lied on a federal firearms form while buying a pistol not used in the shooting.

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Stephen and Moira Betts issued a statement that said the notice for Connor Betts was "insensitive in not acknowledging the bad tragedy that he created".

The coroner said the gunman was shot multiple times in his torso and upper and lower extremities, with several wounds above and to the side of his body armor.

Defense attorney Nick Gounaris said the charges Kollie was arrested on "involved a firearm not used in any violent offenses".

A separate obituary posted on the website for their 22-year-old daughter, Megan - who was among her brother's victims - did not mention the shooting either.

The cop said the shooter came back to his vehicle and spent eight minutes transforming his shooter into a lengthy sleeve of dark hoody and "collecting material from the trunk" of a "very heavy" bag.

A now-removed page for the shooter also included 21 photos.

A judge scheduled a detention hearing for Ethan Kollie of Kettering in suburban Dayton on Wednesday afternoon.

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