Grand jury to decide fate of suspect shot during home invasion

Published: Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 5:26 AM
Updated: Monday, May 29, 2017 @ 7:23 AM

SCENE: Suspect shot during attempted home invasion in Miami County

UPDATE @ 3:34 p.m. (June 8):

David A. Fenner waived his preliminary hearing today and was bound over to a grand jury, according to court documents. 

Fenner's bond was continued.

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UPDATE @ 10:12 a.m. (June 1)

David A. Fenner was video arraigned in Miami County Municipal Court from the Miami County Jail. He was released from the hospital Wednesday after being shot three times in a home invasion shooting. Bond set at $75,000 cash, and Fenner was in a wheelchair due to being shot in the legs and hand.

He was booked into jail on counts of burglary and possession of criminal tools. Fenner had been found to have a backpack full of tools including a flashlight, wire cutters, chisel, wrench, screwdriver and razor blade.

UPDATE @ 11:45 a.m. (May 30)

A man who was shot by a Miami County homeowner during a reported home invasion on Memorial Day remains hospitalized.

David Fenner, 38, suffered gunshots in both legs and his hand and remains a patient at Miami Valley Hospital.

Authorities tell us Fenner is known to law enforcement from previous thefts and burglaries dating back to the 1990s and that he was a suspect in recent burglaries in the same neighborhood where he was shot on Kessler-Frederick Road.

Once he is released from the hospital, the suspect is expected to be booked into the Miami County Jail on suspicion of aggravated burglary and possession of criminal tools.

UPDATE @ 3:11 p.m. (May 29)

A 911 caller reported a man trying to break into her home on Kessler-Frederick Road Monday morning.

“We’ve got a robber,” the caller said.  “I need you to get here fast...I’m upstairs with my kids.”

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The caller told dispatchers she was home with four children and her husband when the intruder tried to get in.

“It’s the guy that does all the Kessler-Frederick robberies,” the caller said.

Deputies are working to determine if the suspect is the same person involved in other home and vehicle burglaries reported in the same area, according to Miami County Sheriff’s Lt. Eric Lachey.

A second caller told 911 operators that they heard some shots and people arguing.

“We’ve had some problems with people breaking in around here,” the second caller said.

A third caller described hearing two gunshots.

“I heard two gunshots and then a man scream no, and a third gunshot then nothing,” the third caller said.

UPDATE @ 7:23 a.m. 

A male suspect attempting to break into a Kessler Frederick Road was shot three times by the homeowner, according to police. 

“He was shot in the hand, and in the leg,” said Miami County Lieutenant Eric Lachey.

The suspect was transported to the hospital for injuries that were not life threatening. 

The suspect accessed the home through a pet door, according to deputies. 

Lachey said there have been previous home and vehicle breakins in the area. 

“We have been looking for a suspect for some time,” he said. “This could be our suspect.”

UPDATE: 5:55 a.m. 

Deputies said a homeowner shot a suspect following a home invasion attempt at a home on Kessler Frederick Road in Miami County. 

The condition of the person shot was not available. 

Deputies said detectives are expected to arrive on the scene to investigate shortly. 

We’ll update this page as we learn more. 

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SCENE: Police say homeowner shoots break-in suspect in Miami County

UPDATE @ 5:40 a.m. 

One person has been shot in the leg outside a home in the 4600 block of Kessler Frederick Road in Miami County. 

Deputies were responding to a report of a home break-in attempt when the found the person shot. 

We’re working to find out from deputies if the person shot is the suspect in the home break-in. 


Medics have been requested after deputies found one person with gunshot wounds on Kessler Frederick Road in Miami County. 

Deputies were first dispatched to a home in the 4600 block of Kessler Frederick Road around 5 a.m. after a woman reported hearing someone attempting to break into their home. 

Initial reports indicate while deputies were responding to the call, a second call came into dispatchers from neighbors reporting gunshots in the area. 

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as new details become available. 

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