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Springfield double murder suspect indicted

Published: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 10:23 PM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 10:25 AM
By: Breaking News Staff, Michael Cooper

UPDATE @ 10:25 a.m. (Oct. 18):

A Springfield man accused of killing two people at an apartment complex has been indicted by the Clark County Grand Jury.

Kyle X. Bonaparte, 20, faces three counts of murder and another count of tampering evidence. He was indicted by the grand jury on Monday.

Bonaparte is accused of killing Joshua Brown, 26, who died after he was shot multiple times at an apartment in the 1300 block of Delta Road on Oct. 4.

Another person, Raina Beal, 23, died after she was shot in the head at the same apartment, according to investigators.

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Police have issued a warrant for Bonaparte — who is still at-large — in connection with the deaths of Beal and Brown.

Brown allegedly told police Bonaparte shot him prior to being transported to Springfield Regional Medical Center, according to court records. He later died at the hospital.

A witness later told police she and the two victims had been inside the apartment most of the day. A man named “Chiraq” knocked on the door and entered the apartment with another man named “Packy,” the court records say.

UPDATE @ 3:35 p.m. (Oct. 11): The second victim of a Springfield double shooting has died, according to police. 

The victim is Raina Beal, 23. 

The police division is asking for the public’s help in locating Kyle Xavier Bonaparte, 20, who is wanted in the deaths of Beal and Joshua Brown. 

Bonaparte is described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, black, and about 150 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. 

Police Capt. Michael Varner said anyone who might be helping Bonaparte could be charged as well. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the police division at 937-324-7685.

UPDATE @ 7 p.m. (Oct. 5)

A woman hit by gunfire in a double shooting Wednesday night that left one man dead has been identified.

Raina Beal, 23, was shot in the head inside the Delta Road apartment, Springfield police Capt. Michael Varner said.

Beal was shot multiple times, according to a police report. She was flown to Miami Valley Hospital, where tonight she remained in critical condition.

The shooting led to the death of Joshua Brown, 26, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

UPDATE @ 2 p.m. (Oct. 5)

A man shot in the chest Wednesday night inside a Delta Road apartment complex has died.

He is Joshua Brown, 26, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Brown and a woman were shot, but the woman’s name and condition have not been released.

FIRST REPORT

Two people were taken to Miami Valley Hospital via CareFlight on Wednesday night after they were shot in a Springfield apartment, according to dispatch. 

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A man and woman were shot around 10 p.m. in an apartment in the 1400 block of Delta Road.

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One person was shot in the head, the other in the chest. The victims initially were taken to Springfield Regional Medical Center. There was no word on their conditions.