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Man shot by Kettering Police after running from traffic stop indicted

Wayne Morgan, 31, of Dayton is now in custody at the Montgomery County Jail (Photo: Montgomery Co. Jail, WKEF/WRGT)

DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A man who was shot by a Kettering Police officer after running from a traffic stop has been indicted on multiple charged.

Wayne Joseph Clyde Morgan was a passenger in a vehicle June 21 when a Kettering officer stopped it for moving violations. Morgan reportedly took off during the traffic stop, and one of the officers who was chasing him noticed he was armed with a handgun. That officer told him to stop, but instead, the suspect reportedly turned toward the officer with the weapon. The Kettering officer then fired his duty weapon once, hitting Morgan.

Morgan was indicted Monday on two counts of heaving weapons under disability, and one count each of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, carrying concealed weapons and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

He is currently under indictment for failure to verify, as he is a registered sex offender in the State of Texas. That case is scheduled to go to trial later this month. Morgan was also convicted of aggravated vehicular assault in September 2012, for which he was sentenced to 18 months in prison. He was then sentenced to probation for aggravated possession of drugs in March 2016, but was absconded and his probation was revoked, resulting in him being sentenced to 9 months in that case.

Morgan is currently being held on $100,000 bond, and will be arraigned July 10.

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