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No charges in teen’s shooting death; police still investigating

Published: Monday, April 01, 2019 @ 7:30 AM

Noah Kinser
Noah Kinser

Police continue to investigate the December shooting death of a Miamisburg High School student, but are providing little new information about the city’s first homicide since 2011.

Noah Kinser, 18, died in a late-night home invasion in a North First Street apartment about a block away from the police department on Dec. 30. A 14-year-old also was wounded during the invasion.

Police said in January five people had been arrested during the investigation, but no charges have been filed in the homicide.

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Miamisburg Police Chief John Sedlak declined to comment last week on specific questions about the case, but expressed confidence the investigation will bring charges in the homicide.

“We are continuing to work hard on it,” Sedlak said. “And we are continuing to make progress and I continue to remain very positive about the fact that I believe we will ultimately bring the perpetrator or perpetrators to justice.”

Initial reports indicated seven gunshots were heard, police records show. Five officers responded to the scene, where there was “blood all over,” according to police records.

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Those same records state “AK 47 in the room” and “several handguns in the room,” but do not indicate where they were found or who owned them.

Kinser was inside an apartment at the address when two armed individuals entered to commit a robbery, police have said.

Once inside the apartment, the suspects opened fire, killing Kinser and hospitalizing a second victim. The assailants fled in the car, police have said.


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