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Published: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 11:20 AM
Updated: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 11:20 PM
MIAMI TWP., Montgomery County — Family and friends of a man killed during an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday at the Oakwood Village mobile home park question whether he understood what was happening.
Robert Edwards, 33, was shot and killed by police when he would not drop a weapon they later discovered was a pellet gun, Miami Twp. police Capt. John Magill said.
Shawna Stoff, grandmother to Edwards’ son, described him as a good person with a big heart.
"In 14 years ... my grandson's gonna Google his dad. And all he's going to see is that they thought he was a threat," said Shawna Stoff of Franklin. “I want the world to know he wasn’t a bad guy.
“If somebody needed a place to stay he didn’t care if he knew them or not,” she said.
Stoff said she and Edwards became family when he started dating her daughter and they had 19-month-old Zachary. They have since split, but Stoff said she continues to look after him in part because of what she described as developmental delays.
“He was still like dealing with a 13-year-old boy. That young man ... he wouldn’t have known how to react,” she said of the shooting that happened shortly after midnight.
Amber Plymesser -- who said she’s been friends with Edwards for years -- and her two daughters have been staying at his mobile home.
“He was a great person. He was not violent at all,” Plymesser said.
She said Edwards likely would not have had the time to process what was happening before the shots went off.
“When he opened the door, the next thing I hear is ‘Stop freeze.’ Then three gunshots, and then he was on the floor,” Plymesser said.
Miami Twp. police said that is not the case. They said they repeatedly asked Edwards to put down his weapon. Later, they discovered his weapon was a pellet gun.
“I feel sympathetic to the police officer that fired the gun ... and very angry with him at the same time,” Stoff said.
Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:35 AM
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 5:38 AM
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Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 5:02 AM
ALASKA — A tsunami warning is in effect after a preliminary 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck 173 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska.
The earthquake was at a depth of 15 miles. There have been nine aftershocks, from 3.1 to 5.0 magnitude.
The Oregon, California and Washington coasts are under a tsunami watch.
According to the National Weather Service, the first waves should arrive around 2 a.m. local time (6 a.m. Eastern Time). Residents are being told to seek higher ground.
A #tsunami warning is in effect for the outer coast of SE #Alaska. First waves may arrive around 2:00 AM, according to Tsunami Warning Center. Further updates may be found at https://t.co/FIgKd7XW5Y or via NOAA wx radio. #akwx— NWS Juneau (@NWSJuneau) January 23, 2018
The National Weather Service tweeted that a buoy just northeast of the epicenter recorded a water displacement of 32 feet.
#ALASKA #EARTHQUAKE ... reports of an 8.2 magnitude earthquake off the S coast of Alaska; buoy 46410 just northeast of the epicenter has recorded a water displacement of 10 meters (32 feet); #TSUNAMI WARNINGS posted for the S Alaska and W Canadian coastline pic.twitter.com/xmtvsoclMq— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) January 23, 2018
This story will be updated as we learn additional details.
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:38 AM
TODAY: Another batch of light showers off to the west will move in early this morning, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Showers today will mainly fall as rain, but at times a mix with wet snow flakes can occur. An accumulation isn’t expected with the wintry mix. Temperatures will linger in the upper 30s, but fall quickly towards the end of the afternoon. They’ll be gusty winds around 30 mph at times today with any evening rain or snow showers ending rather quickly.
TOMORROW: Colder temperatures start the day in the mid-20s. Some passing flurries are also possible for the first part of the day. Highs peak in the mid-30s as clouds decrease at nighttime.
THURSDAY: There will be sunshine throughout the day with temperatures warmer than normal in the low 40s. The day will be dry.
FRIDAY: We continue to see temperatures improve with sunshine and a few clouds as highs reach around 50 degrees.
SATURDAY: The day will be breezy and mild with highs around 50 degrees. Rain showers will start to arrive and become more widespread into the night.
Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 2:15 AM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 2:40 a.m.: One person is dead and another individual was taken to Miami Valley Hospital after a shooting occurred in Dayton early Tuesday morning, according to officials.
Crews were dispatched to the area of N. Upland Avenue and Fairbanks Avenue around 2 a.m. where they found two adult males, both shot with once deceased in the back of a vehicle.
A homicide detective has been called to the scene, as well as the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
The condition of the man taken to Miami Valley Hospital is unknown at this time.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Officials are responding to the area of N. Upland Avenue at Fairbanks Avenue for a reported shooting victim.
The incident was reported early Tuesday morning around 2 a.m., per initial reports.