Miles Heizer sentenced for role in Ronnie Bowers shooting

KETTERING — Miles Heizer was sentenced to 24 months in prison for his role in the shooting death of Ronnie Bowers in September 2016.

Heizer – who last year pleaded guilty to tampering in the Sept. 4, 2016 Kettering shooting of Ronnie Bowers - is a convicted felon.

Heizer will serve the prison time consecutive to his existing sentence for an unrelated crime.

Heizer was driving the car Kylen Gregory and others were in the night the teen said he fired a shot into the back of Bowers’ car as the victim sought to flee a Willowdale Avenue dispute, court witnesses said.

Two other defendants – both juveniles at the time of the shooting - testified in 2017 after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors on tampering with evidence charges. Those defendants, now 17 and 19, were sentenced in juvenile court.

Those two witnesses, Gregory and Heizer are all from Kettering.

Bowers, who police called an “innocent bystander,” died from a head wound two days later in what the coroner ruled was Kettering’s first gun-related homicide since 2007.