Man charged with lying when buying firearms used in slaying

The casket of Dayton Police Det. Jorge Del Rio is carried at his funeral service, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at the University of Dayton Arena, in Dayton, Ohio. Del Rio was shot on Nov. 4 while serving a search warrant and died three days later. (Lisa Powell/Dayton Daily News via AP)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with lying when buying a gun authorities say was used in the slaying of a Dayton detective shot while serving a drug-related warrant.

Fifty-five-year-old Det. Jorge Del Rio died Nov. 7. Three men were charged in the Nov. 4 fatal shooting.

The U.S. Attorney’s office said Wednesday that a Trenton, Ohio, man has been charged with lying on a federal firearms form when he bought multiple handguns including weapons recovered at the scene of Del Rio’s shooting.

Investigators say 50-year-old Daniel Wells made false statements on a federal form when he said he was buying the guns for himself but already had a buyer lined up.

He is free pending federal grand jury action.

His attorney didn’t immediately respond to a message for comment.