Coroner ID’s 19-year-old woman killed in Dayton shooting; Police seek person of interest

DAYTON — UPDATE @ 11:15 a.m. (Feb. 9):

The Montgomery County Coroner has identified the 19-year-old woman killed in an early morning shooting Tuesday in Dayton.

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Destiny Davis, of Dayton, was identified as the woman killed in the shooting, Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger said in a media release Wednesday. Davis’ cause and manner of death have not been ruled and remain under investigation, Harshbarger said.

Davis was killed in the shooting reported around 1:15 a.m. in the 100 block of North Alder Avenue.

A 38-year-old man was identified by police as a person of interest in the shooting, however it was not known if he had been located, questioned, or charged as of Wednesday morning.

Dayton police identified Quintin Clemons as the person of interest, however he’s not listed as an inmate in any area jail.

Previously, officers said the suspected shooter and Davis knew each other but their direct relationship wasn’t released.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.


Police have identified a man considered a person of interest in an early-morning shooting that killed a 19-year-old woman, according to Dayton police.

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The shooting was reported in the 100 block of Alder Avenue around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. The victim, only identified as a 19-year-old woman was found shot and was pronounced dead at the scene, Dayton police Lt. Jason Hall said in a media availability Tuesday afternoon.

The name of the victim has not been released, pending notification of family and further investigation by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

Police identified Quintin Clemons, 38, as a person of interest in the shooting and detectives are looking for him for questioning in the shooting, Hall said.

Clemons is described as a male, 5-feet 6-inches tall, weighing around 330 pounds, Hall said. If you see Clemons or know his whereabouts you’re asked to call Dayton police at 937-222-2677 or Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-7867.

The incident was first reported to police as a possible drive-by shooting, however the investigation uncovered the victim was shot by someone known to her.

“Homicide detectives arrived and began their initial investigation which revealed a person known to the victim had arrived at the house and in fact shot her,” Hall said.

The relationship between the victim and shooter wasn’t known and was still under investigation, Hall said.

The victim was staying with a friend at the house she was shot at, and that friend was the one who called 911 after she had been shot, Hall said.

“My best friend has been shot! I think it was a (drive-by shooting) they hit the wrong house! Please come get her,” a caller said in the 911 call, obtained by News Center 7 in a public records request.

“We as the department are committed to thoroughly documenting what led up to this and holding those responsible accountable,” Hall said.

This story will be updated with new details as they become available.

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