Deputies locate SUV used in shooting of Dunbar freshman on Catalpa Drive

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m. (Feb. 19): Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies have recovered a Saturn Vue SUV believed to have been used in the shooting of 15-year-old Dunbar freshman Qua'Lek Shelton and a 16-year-old Sunday as they walked on Catalpa Drive.

The vehicle was located, recovered and seized Wednesday afternoon in the area of Hagen Avenue at Rossiter Drive in Jefferson Twp.

There has been no word about an arrest of interview with any person of interest in the shooting.


A 15-year-old freshman at Paul Laurence Dunbar Early College High School who died Tuesday is one of the two juveniles shot Sunday on Catalpa Drive in Dayton, a Dayton Public Schools source has confirmed with News Center 7.

Qua’Lek Shelton, who was a receiver and defensive back on the Dunbar freshman football team, as well as a member of the Wolverine track and field team, according to the source.

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Our partners with the Dayton Daily News reported the death earlier today and were working to connect Qua'Lek's death to the shooting.

The Montgomery County Coroner's Office confirmed the child's death, but not the cause and/or manner of death.

Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli issued a statement:“The Dayton Public School District is saddened by the loss of Qua’Lek Shelton. His family, friends and classmates are in our thoughts. Crisis team members are available for those who need extra support.”

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A Dayton Police Department spokesperson would not confirm whether Qua'Lek was one of the two juveniles shot and wounded Sunday.

News Center 7 reported Tuesday morning that the 15-year-old, presumably Qua'Lek, suffered life-threatening injuries and remained in a hospital, Dayton police Lt. Jason Hall said Monday. The other victim, identified only as a 16-year-old, was reported to be in good condition, Hall said.

The lieutenant did say police have multiple persons of interest they want to interview, but officers had not identified any potential suspects.

We're working for more details regarding this report and News Center 7's Sean Cudahy will have the complete story tonight at 11.

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