Police ID person of interest in shooting outside Miami Twp. hotel

UPDATE @ 6:22 p.m.: Police have identified a person of interest in the shooting outside the DoubleTree Suites By Hilton Hotel on Prestige Place in Miami Twp.

Jesse Shepherd, 28, is who Miami Twp. police are looking for as part of their investigation. Shepherd is 5-foot-7 and about 125 pounds.

He is not the person police have taken into custody in the investigation. Police took that person into custody after a pursuit and crash in Moraine that followed the shooting.


A person was shot in the head outside a hotel near the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp. on Wednesday afternoon, which led to a chase and crash with one person arrested and another still on the run.

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Crews were dispatched to the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel, 300 Prestige Place, about 1:30 p.m. on a report of a shooting.

“I need the police and the paramedics.  There’s a gunshot victim right outside of my lobby,” a hotel worker told 9-1-1 dispatchers. "He's laying by the SUV right now."

Initial reports indicate one person was taken to a hospital. Miami Twp. police said the shooting victim was in surgery at Kettering Medical Center

The 9-1-1 caller quickly provided a description of a pickup fleeing the parking lot and the man inside.

Officers followed the vehicle believed to be involved in the incident until it crashed in Moraine at the intersection of Nicholas and Dryden roads.

One person was taken into custody after the crash.

The second person is still on the run and the Ohio State Highway Patrol Aviation Unit responded from Columbus to assist in the manhunt. The search was called off around 4 p.m.

We will continue to update this developing report.

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