DAYTON — The trial for a 32-year-old Atlanta man accused of shooting two people in a Riverside Drive apartment is scheduled to begin today after the defense successfully filed for the court to reschedule the trial. It had originally been scheduled to begin in August.
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Mychael Jenkins faces four counts of felonious assault and one count of having weapons while under disability.
According to investigators in court documents, Jenkins was at the apartment of Haley Daniels when Daniels’ boyfriend, TeeJay Byrd arrived to retrieve shoes for work.
The documents said Daniels had Jenkins hide in the closet while she answered the door.
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“Byrd went straight to the bedroom,” investigators wrote in an affidavit filed in Dayton Municipal Court. “When he opened the door, Jenkins shot him multiple times and then shot Daniels when she would not stop screaming.”
Police said that Jenkins fled, and both Daniels and Byrd were rushed to the hospital.