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Homicide victim was aspiring music producer

Published: Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 6:11 PM
Updated: Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 6:14 PM



A deadly west-side shooting early Sunday morning may have been an attempted robbery gone wrong.

Police did not have any new information Monday on the death of 29-year-old Kareem Dickerson, but his father told News Center 7 that the aspiring music producer was simply sitting in his minivan waiting on a friend when he was killed.

“He was sitting in the car waiting for someone to come out of the club,” said Larry Dickerson.

The shooting occurred at about 5:45 a.m. near the intersection of West Third and South Kilmer streets. Larry Dickerson said the “club” is actually just a hangout spot, not a bar. He said his son’s friend ran back inside because he had forgotten his keys.

That friend reported hearing two shots and coming back outside to see Dickerson’s van further down the alley than where it had been parked.

Dayton Police Sgt. Michael Pauley said several witnesses were cooperating with police but only a vague description of two suspects was initially available. The two men were wearing black, hooded sweatshirts and took off on foot.

An initial search of the minivan did not turn up any drugs or alcohol, Pauley said.

“He wasn’t into any of that stuff,” Larry Dickerson said. “He never bothered anybody. He didn’t fight people.”

He said his son attended the International College of Broadcasting after graduating from the John H. Patterson Career Center in 2001. “His goal and his dream was to some day have his own studio and produce music.”

Larry Dickerson said the economic situation in Dayton has led to senseless acts of violence for small amounts of money. “People are out for easy money,” he said.

He asked anyone with information about the shooting to come forward. “It’s just a bad situation right now… People have to be willing to help.”

Anyone with information about this homicide should call Dayton Police at (937) 333-2677.

Plenty of sunshine as warming trend continues into weekend 

Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 3:33 AM

RELATED: Dayton Interactive Radar - WHIO Doppler 7 


  • Cool morning, but quiet
  • Lots of sunshine this week
  • Temperatures climb into the weekend

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast 


TODAY: Dry stretch continues today. It’s not as cool this morning, with most spots in the 40s. Sunshine through the afternoon and gradually getting warmer with highs around 70 today.

Kirstie Zontini

RELATED: County-by-County Weather 

FRIDAY: A great end to the work week with highs in the low 70s. Sunny skies and highs are about 10 degrees warmer than normal. We’ll see the evening fall through in the 60s for football games.

SATURDAY: Nice and quiet to start the weekend. A little breezy, but sunny and warm. Highs in the mid 70s.

Kirstie Zontini

SUNDAY: Clouds increase quickly. Breezy and mild in the mid 70s with a slight chance for a shower or two overnight. 

RELATED: Skywitness 7

MONDAY: Sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 60s. A few showers possible during the day. Gusty winds at times, while turning cooler into the night. 

Power will be out for several hours after Harrison Twp. garage fire 

Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 4:01 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 4:54 AM

UPDATE @ 5 a.m: Power will be out for several hours in the area of Nomad Avenue and nearby blocks in Harrison Twp. after a garage fire early Thursday morning.

TRENDING: OSP cruiser hit in Dayton after I-75 pursuit from Butler Co. 

Crews were dispatched to a garage fire that spread to the rear of a home in the 2300 block of Nomad Avenue around 3:30 a.m.

Firefighters were able to put the garage fire out quickly by knocking the entire garage down. The rear of the house, including the attic did sustain damage as a result of the fire spreading.

RELATED: Fire in vacant Dayton dwelling ‘suspicious in nature’ district chief says 

Residents of the home were notified of the fire after an individual who noticed it while passing by knocked on their door.

No one suffered injuries, but damage estimates are expected to be between $50,000 and $60,000, according to Sean McNeil, Harrison Twp. Fire Chief.

The family of the home are being housed by RedCross until the home is clear of smoke.

DP&L was on scene of the incident and power is expected to be restored for the neighborhood later this morning. 


Crews are battling a garage fire that has exposed to the rear of a home in the 2300 block of Nomad Avenue in Harrison Twp.

The incident was reported around 3:30 a.m. on Thursday.

DP&L is on the way to the scene due to power lines reportedly being down. 

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this page with more details.

Shots fired, 3 injured in crash on Germantown Street in Dayton

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 11:11 PM
Updated: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 11:24 PM

Germantown Street closed at Gettysburg Avenue in Dayton for police investigation

Three people were injured in a four-vehicle crash Wednesday night where shots were fired.

Police said shots were fired apparently no one was hit on Germantown Street at South Gettysburg Avenue.

>> OSP cruiser hit in Dayton after I-75 N pursuit from Middletown

There was debris all over Germantown Street from the four vehicles involved in the crash. 

The injuries are believed to be non-life threatening, fire officials said.

Shots were reportedly fired prior to the crash. 

We will update this report as we get information. 

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REPORT: Standoff in New Lebanon, Montgomery County now over

Published: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 12:25 AM
Updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 2:57 AM

UPDATE @ 3 a.m: The standoff that occurred in New Lebanon late Wednesday night is now over.

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: OSP pursuit ends in Dayton with arrest

The incident included law enforcement officers and a SWAT team on scene at a house on North Church Street for a man who was holed up in the house.

We’re working to learn the details of the ordeal and will update this story with more. 


We're hearing there is a standoff occurring in New Lebanon at a house on North Church Street. 

A caller tells us law enforcement officers from New Lebanon, Perry Twp., Jackson Twp. and now a SWAT team are on scene for a man who is holed up in a house. 

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: OSP pursuit ends in Dayton with arrest

The caller tells us that law enforcement officers, with rifles drawn, converged on the house just before midnight. 

A dispatcher confirms that there is a police investigation occurring on North Church Street. 

We will update this developing report as information becomes available. 

Stay with for breaking news. 

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