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Dayton man guilty of murder in 2016 slaying

Published: Monday, August 21, 2017 @ 4:30 PM
Updated: Friday, August 25, 2017 @ 5:50 PM
By: Mark Gokavi - Staff Writer

UPDATE @ 5:50 p.m. (Aug. 25):

A Dayton man was convicted this evening of murder in the shooting death of Brandon Lanier in October 2016.

Curtis McShann, 30, was convicted of all but one of the more than 20 charges against him.

A jury convicted McShann of fatally shooting Lanier, 27, on Riverside Drive. Prosecutors said three others were shot during the incident when more than 50 rounds were fired.

UPDATE @ 1:30 p.m. (Aug. 25):

Closing arguments have concluded and a jury is now deliberating the fate of Curtis McShann, who faces 24 counts in connection to the shooting death of Brandon Lanier.

EARLIER (Aug. 21)

The murder trial of Curtis McShann began today in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.

McShann, 30, faces 24 counts — including four for murder — for the Oct. 25, 2016, shooting death of Brandon Lanier, 27, on Riverside Drive in Dayton.

RELATED: McShann arraigned in fatal shooting

Jamarko Walker, 22, was sentenced in late July to 24 years to life in prison for his role in Lanier’s death.

According to prosecutors and police, Lanier was killed and three others were shot and taken to a local hospital; about 50 rounds were fired during the incident.

RELATED: Jamarko Walker found guilty

Court records show McShann’s attorney could say his client has an alibi, that he was at residences on Lobata Place and Odlin Street in Dayton during the shooting.

Prosecutors filed documents indicating that they planned to use conversations McShann allegedly had with a detective in which the defendant said he may plead guilty if two other people were not charged with tampering with evidence.

The trial is the in the courtroom of Judge Richard Skelton.

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