Man found guilty in shooting that killed two outside Dayton jazz club

DAYTON — A Miamisburg man was found guilty in the shooting deaths of two people outside a jazz club in Dayton in 2018, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

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A jury found James A. Davison, 26, guilty of aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, discharge of a firearm at or near a prohibited premise, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and tampering with evidence.

All counts except for improper handling of a firearm of a motor vehicle and tampering with evidence charge in include 3- and 50-year firearm specifications.

Davison is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 15.

On April 21, 2018, Davison was reportedly leaving Rick’s Jazz Club when he stopped his SUV in the lot next to a pickup truck with four people inside.

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He then shot around 17 to 21 rounds into the truck, killing the driver and front sear passenger, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Darion L. Harris, 29, and Ashley M. James, 28, were identified as the victims.

Two backseat passengers were not injured.

Surveillance video at the club captured the incident and investigators were able to identify a suspect from the video, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Davison was arrested May 23, 2018.

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His trial started Monday and a jury returned the guilty verdict around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a court official.

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