Dayton teen charged with murder, will be tried as an adult after deadly shooting in April

DAYTON — A Dayton teen will be tried as an adult in Montgomery County court after he was charged with murder after a deadly shooting in April, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Carmello Glaze, 16, was indicted Monday by a Montgomery County grand jury on charges including murder for the shooting death of Kirby Shoffner, 25, in April, the spokesperson said in a media release.

Prosecutors allege Glaze shot Shoffner after the two had been in a verbal argument on Leland Avenue April 27. Shoffner was transported to an area hospital after the shooting but died from his injuries days later on May 1.

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Last month, a probable cause hearing was held in juvenile court, where a judge ruled there was probable cause to believe Glaze committed the crimes, the spokesperson said.

“Our office filed a motion to transfer the defendant to be tried as an adult. Under Ohio law, due to the serious nature of the offenses, this transfer was mandatory,” the spokesperson said.  

Glaze has been charged with two counts of murder, two counts of felonious assault, one count of discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises, and a count of having weapons under disability.

Glaze remains held in the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center. He’ll be arraigned on the charges Thursday morning.

Additional details were not released.