Police still sorting out details of fatal shooting

Published: Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 12:07 AM
Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013 @ 3:24 PM

Detectives continued to work Friday to determine the series of events that led to a 20-year-old man’s death from a gunshot wound Thursday night. Police reports indicate that the shooting may be the result of a series of retaliation shootings stemming from the death of another man outside a downtown nightclub in November.

Matthew L. Anderson, of Dayton, has been identified as the man found dead inside a Buick Le Sabre in the area of Benton and Salem avenues at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

On Friday, police said Anderson was shot in that vehicle, but had no further details to release.

The homicide is listed as occurring at 4000 Prescott Avenue, according to a police report. It is still unclear exactly how Anderson travelled the eight blocks to Benton and Salem where he was found.

Anderson’s death is the third homicide in Dayton in the first month of 2013 and the six in Montgomery County so far this year.

Police reports indicate that several shootings over the past few days may all be related and may be the result of several groups retaliating against each other.

Detectives said that a home in the 4000 block of Prescott was shot into two different times on Thursday, including once around the same time as the shooting call at Salem and Benton.

One report from 2:30 p.m. Thursday states that nine shots were fired into a woman’s home on that block of Prescott while her 19-year-old daughter was inside. She told police that her son and nephew got into an argument the night before at a club with some individuals familiar to police. According to the report, one of those individuals is wanted for questioning in a prior instance of shooting into a habitation the same night as Aundric Kerley’s death outside The Vault nightclub, Nov. 22.

No charges have been filed in connection with Kerley’s death. Police have not identified any suspects in Thursday night’s shootings.

Police confirmed Friday that they are investigating several shooting incidents that are related, but declined to elaborate on the relationship.

Also around 9:30 p.m. police responded to the 400 block of Lindenwood Road, two miles south of Prescott, on a report of shots fired into a house.

An 81-year-old woman told police she heard shots and glass breaking, according to a police report. Officers discovered nine shell casings outside in the snow. The report states that friends of the woman’s 20-year-old grandson could be responsible.

Half-hour long pursuit down Ohio 235 ends with pickup in ditch

Published: Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 12:28 AM

Multiple state troopers have ended a nearly half-hour long pursuit on Ohio 235 in Clark County, according to dispatchers. 

Dispatchers said troopers were pursuing a pickup truck out of Greene County in the chase that ended just before midnight.

Little is known about what began the pursuit on Ohio 4 around 11:26 p.m., or the man troopers were chasing. 

Dispatchers said the pursuit ended when the man crashed into a ditch on Ohio 235 just inside Clark County.

We are working to learn more in this developing story.

Man shot in hand, leg during large fight in Springfield

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 10:49 PM

A Springfield man was shot in the hand and leg tonight in the 1800 block of Rutland Avenue in Springfield.

“It originally came in as a large fight,” Sgt. Jeff Williams of the Springfield Police Division said.

Later, the report was updated around 8:30 p.m. that someone had been shot.

The gunshot victim was taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center. His name and age were not released, but his injuries are not life-threatening, Williams said.

It’s not clear whether he was shot twice, or one bullet inflicted both wounds.

Police have identified a suspect, but he is not in custody. Formal charges are expected to be filed, the sergeant said.

Huber Heights gunshot victim said he was shot in Dayton carjacking attempt 

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 4:31 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 4:45 PM

A gunshot victim found inside a car Saturday, May 27, 2017, on Longfellow Street in Huber Heights said he was shot during a carjacking attempt in Dayton. DeANGELO BYRD / STAFF

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m.

Huber Heights police said the shooting victim told them he was shot in Dayton during an attempted carjacking.

The victim’s name, age and condition was not released.


Police are investigating a shooting this afternoon after a shooting victim was found in Huber Heights.

The victim was found inside a car in the 4600 block of Longfellow Street and was taken to a local hospital.

Police say the shooting happened in Dayton, possibly on Germantown Street. Dayton police are investigating.

We have a crew headed to the scene and will update this report as we learn details.

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Police: 'Movie money' being used to defraud Florida retailers

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 1:16 PM

Thieves have used apparent U.S dollars stamped bearing a “For motion picture use only” stamp to defraud at least five businesses, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office says.
Martin County Sheriff’s Office

The “money” looks real and feels real, but to the right of Benjamin Franklin’s head, the $100 bill reads, “For motion picture use only.”

Despite the warning, a manager at Forever 21 at the Treasure Coast Square in Jensen Beach was fooled Wednesday by the $100 bill someone used to pay for $93.81 worth of women’s clothing and accessories, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. It was the fifth recent case of the “movie money” being used at county retailers.

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Deputies arrested the teenager suspected in the Forever 21 fraud case when managers at another chain store contacted authorities and said he tried to purchase $400 worth of merchandise with the fake bills.

A manager at the Forever 21 store told the Post on Friday that another manager took the counterfeit money. She said the scammers, a young male and  young female who looked to be about 16 or 17 years old, were purchasing items such as a bodysuit, fake eyelashes and an eyelash curler.

She said the bill appeared to be real, aside from the label saying it was for movies only, and she hadn’t seen the “movie money” used previously in the store.

The store has a machine to check for counterfeit money, but it wasn’t working at the time of that purchase, the manager said.

Deputies withheld the name of the teen apprehended in the fraud cases at the mall.

Other cases include using fake $20 bills as well as well as $100s.

The Sheriff’s Office encouraged retailers in the area to make their employees aware of the fake bills being circulated.