Coroner’s office IDs teen killed by homeowner

Funeral Monday for 16-year-old shot on Oakridge Drive

911 CALL: Resident fires shot at intruder

An elderly Dayton resident shot and killed a suspected intruder, and detectives will have to determine whether the use of deadly force was justified, police Lt. Mark Ponichtera said.

  • 16-year-old fatally shot as he began to make entry into home
  • Chauncey Brooks of Dayton is identified as intruder suspect killed
  • Police looking for two suspects, believed to be juveniles
  • 911 call released Tuesday morning

UPDATE @ 7:15 p.m. (June 18):

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A Dayton teenager who was shot June 6 by a woman who said at least three people were breaking into her house later succumbed to his injuries.

He was identified as 16-year-old Chauncey Brooks, who died of gunshot wounds in the Oakridge Drive shooting, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. His death is listed as a homicide.

Brooks will be buried in Cincinnati on Monday following his funeral at the Walker Funeral Home’s Mount Healthy Chapel in suburban Cincinnati, according to his obituary on the funeral home’s website.

UPDATE @ 11:25 a.m. (June 7):

Police released the 911 call from the shooting of a suspected intruder on Oakridge Drive in Dayton on Monday night.

“A man is breaking into my house,” the caller told emergency dispatchers. “They broke out my window and lit up my screen. I shot a shot and I don’t know whether I hit one or not.”

The caller eventually looked to find that one of the people suspected of trying to break into her home was lying on the porch.

She told dispatchers the other individuals believed to be involved ran from her residence.


A suspected intruder, who has not been identified, remains in Miami Valley Hospital this morning as police continue to investigate the shooting and look for two remaining suspects.

“An elderly resident did fire a shot at a person she believed was breaking into her home,” Dayton police Lt. Mark Ponichtera said Monday night. The woman lives there with another elderly person, but was alone when the shooting occurred, he said.

“It appears the individual did, in fact, begin to make entry into her home before the resident did discharge her weapon,” Ponichtera said.

Homicide detectives will interview the resident at the safety building downtown and they will decide whether charges will be pursued, Ponichtera said.

Police and a medic unit, sent to the address about 6:30 p.m., found a male on the porch. A K-9 unit was brought to the scene as part of the investigation.

Ponichtera said the male’s injuries are significant, so much so that it’s not clear whether he is an adult or a juvenile. “Other means will have to be used to identify him,” he said.

“People do have a right to protect their home if they feel as if their life is in danger,” the lieutenant said. “There are specific circumstances upon which that may occur and it will be up to detectives to determine whether or not those particular parameters have been met.”

Ponichtera said he did not have information as to whether the woman has a CCW [concealed carry weapon] permit.

“In your own home, [having a CCW] does not apply as long as long as you’re not a convicted felon or are under some restriction for having a weapon …. It is not against the law to have a weapon in your own home for personal safety.”

Police are still looking for two suspects, believed to be juveniles who went to a residence on Edison Street. Police have secured that residence, he said.

If you have any information about the incident or saw anything that may help police in their investigation, you are asked to call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP or Dayton police at 937-222-COPS.

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