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Male, 16, arrested for role in fatal shooting of 19-year-old in Miamisburg

Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 11:34 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 5:38 AM

Teen arrested in connection with Miamisburg shooting has court appearance

A 16-year-old male was taken into custody on suspicion of tampering with evidence after 19-year-old Calob Brooks died Wednesday morning of a gunshot wound, Miamisburg police said.

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Police and medics responded shortly after 11 a.m. to a home in the 300 block of North Riverview Avenue, and found Brooks, a Miamisburg High School graduate, deceased on the front lawn.

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“There’s a kid laying on the ground and it looks like he’s bleeding,” a woman told a 9-1-1 dispatcher. “They were screaming to call 911.”

A man took the phone from the woman who called 9-1-1 and told the dispatcher his son shot the other person on accident.

Calob Brooks (Courtesy, friend of family)

A neighbor said a teen came to their door asking for them to call 9-1-1. Shortly before the teen arrived, the neighbor reported hearing a bang.

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“A kid done run up and told my grandson to call 9-1-1” said Larry Bentley. “He took off and ran back down there.”

Miamisburg Police Chief John Sedlak said it is certainly a possibility the shooting was an accident, but they still don’t know for certain.

Police have recovered a weapon and they are working to find out if it is the one used in the shooting.

“At this point we don’t know who [the weapon] belongs to,” Chief Sedlak said. “We believe it was” the weapon used in the shooting. “We don’t know it was,” he said.

Two residents from the address were interviewed, and a search warrant was conducted, after which the 16-year-old, who is not being named, was taken into custody. 

Additional charges are pending further investigation, according to a Miamisburg police release.

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