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Shooting at Moraine DMAX Plant Leaves One Worker Dead and Others Injured

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On May 18, 2023, police and fire officers were called to the DMAX plant in Moraine just before 9:00 p.m. in response to an active shooter situation. One worker was found dead, a second suffered a gunshot wound, and several others sustained injuries unrelated to the shooting. The suspect shooter, who has not yet been formally charged, was found with a headshot wound. Production has been suspended at the plant, according to a GM executive.

Kelly Suber, an innocent bystander who was shot during the deadly event at DMAX in Moraine, will address media today at 11:00 a.m. alongside his attorney Michael Wright Esq. Mr. Wright also represents the family of Jeffrey James Allen III, the man who was shot and killed during the incident. According to information provided to Mr. Wright, the company and union were well aware of alleged issues between the shooter, Mr. Allen, and a woman who also worked at DMAX. Employees also contend that security at the plant was non-existent, management knew the shooter had a gun and did nothing to remove the man or firearm from the workplace. 

The media availability will take place at the law offices of Wright & Schulte LLC at 130 W. Second Street, Suite 1600, Dayton, 45402.

DMAX, a joint venture between General Motors and Isuzu Motors, is one of the largest Dayton-area employers, with over 800 workers. Diesel engines finished in Moraine next go to a GM Flint, Michigan plant, where truck engines are assembled. Recently, the Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority and Montgomery County Commission have approved economic incentives for GM to keep DMAX jobs in the Dayton area.

The company states that it is examining a business case for expanding the Brookville plant and moving DMAX jobs out of Moraine. Whether those jobs go to Brookville or Michigan, it looks like DMAX operations at the Moraine plant may end sooner rather than later. This is the second recent workplace attack; a worker was stabbed and killed in the Hematite Inc. auto parts manufacturing plant in Englewood in March.

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