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Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 2:47 AM
Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 3:40 AM
UPDATE @ 3:40 a.m.
Two children and a relative were inside the home when the 35-year-old victim was shot, according to police.
Nothing was taken from the home.
Police are still interviewing witnesses.
"There's a lot of questions, and the scene is covered with a lot of blood," said Dayton Police Sgt. Joseph Setty.
The victim has been taken to Miami Valley Hospital for treatment, according to police.
The victim was transported to Miami Valley Hospital for injuries that are not life threatening.
Police and medics have responded to a report of a person shot on Hearthstone Drive Friday morning.
Emergency units were dispatched around 2:30 a.m. to the 1600 block of Hearthstone Drive after the victim reported they were shot in the arm.
Additional details were not available.
We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more.
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Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 3:26 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 11:27 PM
TONIGHT: Skies will be partly cloudy with cooler, less humid air filtering in. Temperatures will fall back to the upper 50s overnight.
WEDNESDAY: Skies will become mostly sunny with more comfortable conditions and lower humidity. Not as muggy for the afternoon with sunshine and highs in the upper 70s.
THURSDAY: A great day with it being dry from start to finish. Plenty of sunshine with highs in the low 80s.
FRIDAY: Another dry day with temperatures heating up again in the mid-80s. Expect sunshine and very few clouds.
SATURDAY: Sun and clouds for the day that’s expected to muggy and very warm. Highs reach in the middle to upper 80s. A passing shower or storm is possible.
SUNDAY: Muggy and warm with a chance of scattered storms. Highs will be in the middle 80s.
MEMORIAL DAY: Partly cloudy skies expected for the holiday with a chance of hit-or-miss storms. Highs will signal a very warm day, topping out in the middle to upper 80s.
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 11:47 PM
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Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 10:37 PM
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 11:45 PM
DAYTON — UPDATE @ 11:40 p.m.: Smoking is to blame for the house fire on Elliott Avenue that has displaced three occupants, a Dayton arson investigator said.
The occupants have made living arrangements because they cannot go back into the home, the investigator said.
The fire is not believed to be suspicious, the investigator said.
He could not yet estimate the dollar loss on the structure or its contents.
An arson investigator has been called to a house fire in the 4400 block of Elliott Avenue, near Hearthstone Drive.
Dayton crews were dispatched just before 10 p.m. on a report of a possible structure fire in a one-story, single-family residence.
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All of the occupants were able to get out without injury, we're hearing. The fire was deemed under control about 10:20 p.m., fire officials said.
We have a crew on scene and we'll update this developing report.
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Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 8:59 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 @ 7:25 PM
HUBER HEIGHTS — A father was found dead in a Springfield park Tuesday after his ex-girlfriend called 911 to report their son and another boy were bound with zip ties by unknown intruders at the father’s Huber Heights home.
The 911 caller said her 14-year-old son said his father left the Shull Road house in Huber Heights around 11 the night before and didn’t return.
Hours later the woman said her son and the other boy were tied up by two men — one with a mask, one without — around 4 a.m.
The boys broke free around 8:30 a.m., uninjured except for marks on their skin where the zip ties were fastened.
“The house is a mess,” the woman said in the 911 call. “They untied themselves and called me.”
Around 9 a.m., about 19 miles away, groundskeepers found the father, Cedric Holt Jr., 34, of Huber Heights, in Springfield’s Virgil Mabra Park.
“My partner and I are over here mowing grass at Mabra Park on the south end off of Oakley,” the caller said. “There is an automobile tucked all the way in the back by the walking trails by the Boy Scouts bridge.
Doors are open, someone’s in there.”
The death is considered suspicious, the coroner’s office said. The cause and manner of death were not yet determined.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation was called to assist in Springfield police’s investigation.
In her 911 call, the boy’s mother gave dispatchers her son’s name and date of birth — details this newspaper checked against a database of Ohio birth certificate data to determine Holt is the boy’s father.
Law enforcement officials and Holt’s attorney declined comment Tuesday afternoon.
Ohio birth records show the Huber Heights 911 caller and Holt had four children together. Tuesday’s incident is not the first time Holt and his children were the subject of law enforcement inquiries, according to archival news coverage and court records.
In 2013, Holt was playing dice in Virgil Mabra Park — also known as Rose Park — when two men pulled up to his car, pointed a semi-automatic weapon at him, handcuffed him and made him get in the back of their car, police said at the time.
Police said during that incident, one of Holt’s children walked home from school to find Holt being held with a gun to his head while the men demanded money. The boy said his father told him to run after the men pointed a gun at the boy, then the men forced Holt back into their car, according to police.
Holt then took the men to a storage unit, where he told them he had some money stored, according to police. Investigators said the men took thousands of dollars from the storage unit then abandoned the man.
This year, Holt was found guilty of a January domestic violence charge involving his 16-year-old son, according to an affidavit. A child endangerment charge was dropped as part of a plea agreement, according to court records.
In that incident, Holt was accused of repeatedly punching his son’s body while filming the incident on the boy’s Snapchat.
A Springfield man who declined to give his name but said he knew Holt described a generous man.
“Cedric is a good dude, he would give you the shirt off his back,” the man told News Center 7. “He is the No. 1 dad … he never left his kids home alone.”