Local man ID’d as Beavercreek Walmart mass shooter; FBI, police searching for motive

Beavercreek police are sharing more information about the shooting at Walmart that injured four people Monday night.

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The shooter was identified Tuesday afternoon as 20-year-old Benjamin Jones, of Dayton. Investigators said he moved back to Dayton within the last year.

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Jones reportedly walked into the store on Pentagon Blvd. with a High-Point .45-caliber carbine long gun and then began shooting, according to 911 callers.

Police confirmed Tuesday morning that four adults, three women and a man, were injured in the shooting. Three of them are in critical condition and one sustained non-life-threatening injuries. In an update Tuesday afternoon, three were said to now be in stable condition and one was still listed as critical, but stable.

All victims were identified as shoppers in the store.

Investigators said he did not appear to target one particular person and his victims were discovered all around the store.

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As News Center 7 previously reported, Jones died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was found dead in the store at 8:42 p.m., less than 10 minutes after dispatchers received their first 911 call.

Police showed body camera video from one officer who ran into the store after the shooting and found Jones dead behind the vision center in the store.

Police confirmed that they found Jones’ car in the parking lot. News Center 7 was there as they towed it away early Tuesday morning after obtaining a search warrant to search it. That wasn’t the only search conducted on Tuesday.

“We did, with the FBI’s assistance, conduct a search warrant at his residence,” Beavercreek Police Captain Chad Lindsay, acting police chief, said.

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A representative from the FBI said they are looking into and investigating Jones’ background to try and determine a motive for the shooting.

News Center 7′s Mike Campbell asked Zrinka Dilber, FBI Special Agent in Charge from the agency’s Cincinnati bureau, if the shooting was racially motivated.

“We’re looking for the motivation. We’re working with Beavercreek, but we don’t know if it was racially motivated at this time,” Dilber said.