Dayton shooter Connor Bett’s obituary says he had ‘kind smile,’ omits mass killing

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The Dayton mass shooter was “a funny, articulate and intelligent man with striking blue eyes and a kind smile” — or so his family says in an obituary that conveniently fails to mention he was gunned down by cops after slaughtering nine people.

Connor Betts’s obit appears to describe the troubled 24-year-old as a happy suburban man who loved reading Harry Potter, camping with the Boy Scouts and playing baritone sax in the school marching band — while saying only that he “passed away Sunday, Aug. 4th.”

That’s day he was killed by police after mowing down nine people — including his own sister, Megan — at a Dayton nightspot.

Betts, who was forced to withdraw from Wright State University in 2014 because he lacked “maturity,” was currently studying at Sinclair Community College, his family said.

The obit says he “will be missed immensely by his friends, family and especially his good dog Teddy.”

Megan Betts, 22 is not mentioned in the obituary published by Conner & Koch Funeral Home, but has her own obituary — which happens to not mention her brother.

Megan, nicknamed “Baby Chica,” is remembered as a “loving, intelligent and bright young woman.”

The two obituaries were posted as the siblings’ parents, Stephen and Moira Kathleen Betts, announced that their two children will be buried after a private ceremony, according to WHIO-TV.

The death notices came one day after Dayton police released surveillance video of the mass shooting in Dayton’s Oregon District, a trendy neighborhood were Betts socialized with his sister and a friend before opening fire with an assault rifle.

Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said it was “inconclusive” whether Betts targeted his sister.

A fund set up by the Dayton Foundation in the wake of the shootings collected more than $600,000 for the families of victims, WHIO-TV said last week.

The shooter’s family asked that contributions be made to the Glen Helen Ecology Institute.

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