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Man charged in Middletown homicide

Published: Sunday, October 13, 2019 @ 1:32 PM

One person dead at scene of shooting in Middletown

A man has been arrested and charged with murder for the death of a Middletown man late Saturday night.

Cameron Scott Kyles, 18, has been charged in the death of Michael Stewart II, according to Middletown Police.

Officers and emergency units were dispatched at about 9:57 p.m. to a residence in the 800 block of Ninth Avenue for a man unresponsive. They found Stewart, 35, dead in the house.

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On Friday night, officers confirmed there had been a fatal shooting at the scene, but Middletown Police Major Scott Reeve declined to say Sunday if Stewart suffered a gunshot wound.

Reeve said Stewart’s death was not a random act and that he was targeted.

Several people are in custody and being questioned by detectives throughout the night.

Sunday afternoon, Reeve announced Kyles’ arrest.

“Our investigation indicates that Michael was targeted because of the drug dealing that was taking place,” Reeve said. Kyles took Stewart’s drugs and money from the home, according to Reeve.

Anyone with additional information about the incident should call Detective Steve Winters at 513-425-7786.