Suspect indicted in June homicide in Dayton

UPDATE @ 2:40 p.m. (July 14):

An arrest warrant was issued today for a 34-year-old Dayton man indicted today in the June 6 shooting death of 57-year-old William Sarver on West Riverview Avenue in Dayton.

Deonte Snowden was indicted on two counts of murder and two counts of felonious assault, all with a three-year gun specification, as well as a weapons under disability charge for a prior felony conviction, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report released today.

Snowden, who is not in custody, is scheduled to be arraigned July 28, according to online court documents.

UPDATE @ 3:17 p.m. (June 13):

Charges have been approved in connection to the shooting death of William Sarver on West Riverview Avenue in Dayton last week.

Deonte Snowden, 34, was charged with murder, felonious assault and weapons under disability.

Snowden was not in custody on Monday afternoon.

UPDATE @ 1:48 p.m. (June 7):

Montgomery County Coroner’s Office officials have identified the victim in Monday night’s fatal shooting on West Riverview Avenue as William Sarver, 57, of Dayton.

UPDATE @ 1:15 a.m.

Dayton police said a man is dead following a shooting on West Riverview Avenue Monday night.

Officers and medics were dispatched to the 1700 block of West Riverivew Avenue around 11:30 p.m. after receiving several reports of shots fired and a possible victim.

Dayton Police Lt. Mark Ponichtera said a victim, only identified as a man in his 50s, was found shortly after officers arrived and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ponichtera said the shooting happened following an argument between two men. Police have identified a man who is a person of interest in the incident, but suspect information was not released.

Police said witnesses are cooperating with investigators.

The matter remains under investigation by Dayton police.


Dayton police have responded to a report of a person shot in the 1700 block of West Riverview Avenue late Monday night.

Officers and medics were dispatched around 11:30 p.m. after a caller reported hearing shots fired and a victim near their house.

Our crew on the scene observed crime scene tape surrounding the area. The condition of the victim and the severity of injuries wasn’t immediately known.

We’ll update this page when new information is available.

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