Teen, 17, is suspect in police-involved shooting on Ohio 725 near I-75

Published: Monday, February 05, 2018 @ 2:29 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 @ 2:48 AM

Suspect shot by off-duty officer in Miamisburg was 17 years old

An off-duty Miami Twp. police officer shot an armed man he saw attempting to carjack motorists after apparently holding up a Shell service station in Miamisburg, authorities said Monday.

The unidentified suspect, who has been identified as a 17-year-old male, has injuries that not considered to be life-threatening, said Miami Twp. Police Sgt. Paul Nienhaus, adding that they have evidence the suspect may have also fired his weapon.

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The teenager has been treated and released and is being detained at the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center, Miamisburg police Sgt. Josiah Keefer said.

The teen’s initial appearance in court could occur in the next day or so, the sergeant said.

Nienhaus said the suspect may have been inebriated.


  • Shell Station robbed at gunpoint near I-75 and Ohio 725
  • Off-duty Miami Twp. officer saw suspect try to carjack citizens
  • Off-duty officer fired, hit suspect when threatened with gun
  • Suspect suffered non-life threatening injuries, arrested in Ohio 725 intersection
  • Ohio 725 is now re-opened after police investigation

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The suspect had just robbed the Shell station at the corner of Byers Road and Ohio 725 at gunpoint and fled in a black Chevrolet Camaro, Nienhaus said, when the suspect either stopped the vehicle or had a mechanical issue in the interchange of I-75 and Ohio 725.

The man then exited the vehicle and approached other vehicles in what appeared to be attempted carjackings, which the off-duty officer saw. The officer approached the suspect and demanded the suspect drop his gun, Nienhaus said. 

A man waiting at a red light captured thi simage of an off-duty officer capturing a suspected armed robber in the intersection of the I-75 off ramp near Dayton Mall. PHOTO: Contributed by Jack Smith

The suspect was said to have pointed his gun at the off-duty officer and that is when the officer fired his weapon, hitting the suspect at least once, Nienhaus said.

The unidentified officer was taken to Sycamore Medical Center as a precaution, which is standard protocol, Nienhaus said.

Miamisburg Police are handling the investigation. Scanner traffic from the incident suggests federal agents and unmarked police cars were already in the area. Nearby extended lodging sites near the Dayton Mall have posed challenges for law enforcement in the past.

The incident snagged street traffic Monday and slowed drivers on Interstate 75 southbound between I-75 and Ohio 725, near mile marker 44.

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The store manager at the Shell station said no customers or employees were hurt, but did not know if there was any damage to the store.

Monday’s incident isn’t the first at the service station.

In June 2014, Miamisburg police converged on a Knights Inn on Byers Road where a shoplifting suspect ran from the nearby Shell gas station. The man barricaded himself inside one of the rooms and refused to come out. He eventually surrendered and was taken into police custody. The gas station owner reportedly followed the suspect from the store to the hotel and saw which room he entered.

A year earlier, a police dog and officers searched the area looking for a suspect after an early morning holdup. The reported robber displayed a gun and then fled from the scene on foot. The K-9 unit followed a scent toward several hotels in the area, but no suspect was located.

The incident also marks the latest shooting involving a Miami Twp. police officer, following a shooting in December. Robert Edwards, 33, was shot and killed Dec. 20 by officers who said he refused to drop his weapon. Officers James McCarty and Shawn Todd responded to the call that Edwards was making suicidal threats, “drinking and ready to pull the trigger,” police said. Officers later discovered the weapon was a pellet gun.
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Rain returning, flooding threat increasing

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:36 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 12:40 PM

Tree down on East Dorothy Lane

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar


  • Rain, few storms late tonight
  • Chance for freezing rain early Thursday
  • More rain, heavy at times Friday into the weekend

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

>> 5-Day Forecast


This evening: Clouds will be on the increase with gusty winds. Temperatures will stay in the 70s. 

Tonight: Rain will develop, mainly after midnight. A few thunderstorms will be possible. Temperatures will drop into the upper 50s by morning. It will remain breezy.

Record breaking warmth will fuel strong storms tonight.

Wednesday: Rain likely. A rumble of thunder possible early, mainly south. Temperatures will fall through the 50s into the 40s by evening. As temperatures drop, rain may change to freezing rain late at night across the northern Miami Valley.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

Thursday: Rain will be around in the morning and may begin as freezing rain, mainly north of I-70. Temperatures will start the day in the lower 30s and climb into the middle 40s. The afternoon should dry out.

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Friday: Rain returns. The rain may be heavy at times. It will be milder with highs in the upper 50s. Heavy rain may lead to flooding issues.

(Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini)

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Saturday: Rain likely. The rain may be heavy at times. A rumble of thunder will also be possible, mainly south. Heavy rain may lead to flooding issues. It will also become windy at times with highs near 60 degrees.

Sunday: There will likely be rain in the morning with clouds lingering into the afternoon. It will be windy with highs cooling into the middle 50s.

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Police investigating after bones found behind Dayton home

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 2:09 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 2:47 PM

Bones found Riverside Drive

Dayton police are conducting an investigation after bones were found behind a house on Riverside Drive Tuesday afternoon. 

Officers responded to the 1900 block of Riverside Drive around 1:30 p.m. after a caller reported finding four bones while they were removing brush behind a house. 

Police said they are not sure what kind of bones were found, and are working to determine if anything suspicious might have occurred. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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Donald Trump’s alleged porn star mistress Stormy Daniels coming to Dayton-area strip club

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:31 PM

Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels
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Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, posted the local stop, one of about a dozen new appearances, on her Twitter page. 

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Daniels allegedly had an affair with Trump in 2006. The president has denied the affair. 

Messages seeking comment were left on Diamonds’ voicemail and via Facebook Messenger. 

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Woman killed in front of 2 children, reward offered

Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 3:04 PM


A $2,500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of arrests of anyone involved in the shooting death of a woman shot in front of two children on Friday.

Keyona Murray, 22, died at Miami Valley Hospital after being transported from a home in the 100 block of Lorenz Avenue in Dayton, where she was shot in the head, according to police.

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Murray was sitting in the bedroom with her 2-year-old child, 2-year-old nephew and another adult when someone fired numerous gunshots into the house.

Miami Valley Crime Stoppers is offering the reward and said anyone providing tips can remain anonymous.

“We also know that in all likelihood, someone in the community knows who committed this heinous crime, so Miami Valley Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest or arrests of anyone involved,” the organization said in a prepared statement. “Keyona succumbed to her injuries later that night, leaving many to mourn her loss after this senseless act of violence.”

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