UPDATE: Dayton teen identified as victim of deadly shooting at apartment building Monday

DAYTON — UPDATE @ 3:25 p.m. (July 27):

A Dayton teen has been identified as the victim of a deadly shooting at an apartment building Monday afternoon, according to Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger.

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JaJuan Olden, 17, was identified as the victim killed on Rockford Avenue Monday, Harshbarger said in a media release Tuesday. Olden’s cause and manner of death were still under investigation.

Previously, Dayton police said they were investigating the incident as a homicide.

Additional details were not released. We’ll update this story as we learn more.


A male was found dead inside a Dayton apartment Monday afternoon and a brief scuffle with a person in the building prompted a call for city-wide assistance, according to Dayton police.

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Officers were called to a report of a person shot in the 600 block of Rockford Avenue around 12:20 p.m. Monday. The victim, only described as a male believed to be in his late teens or early 20s was found dead inside an apartment when officers arrived, Dayton police Lt. Matt Beavers told News Center 7′s Mike Campbell.

The victim’s identity has not been released pending further investigation and notification of family by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

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Within a minute of officers arriving on scene they were involved in an altercation with another male inside a stairwell at the apartment building that resulted in a minor injury to an officer.

“Its a multi-unit building so we don’t know what his relationship is to what occurred inside there. All we know is there was a brief, mild scuffle, nothing severe, nothing serious. One officer dinged his arm a bit, but they’re going get to the bottom of that and find out what his role was prior to our arrival,” Beavers said.

The officer was not hospitalized due to his injuries.

The male involved in the altercation has been detained while police investigate. At least three people in total are being questioned or are providing statements to police about the incident, Beavers said.

Beavers said the “signal 99″ request for extra officers was issued by dispatchers after the officers reported fighting with a person at the scene.

“In an interest of safety, our dispatchers are trained to get as many people here as possible so that we can get the situation under control, first and foremost to keep everybody safe,” Beavers said. “Secondly, once everybody is safe, we need to make sure we’re protecting the scene because we have one chance at getting all the evidence we can to try and solve what happened inside here.”

Homicide detectives will take over the investigation and police are drafting a search warrant to present to a judge in order to search the apartment.

Officers will also canvas the neighborhood for potential witnesses. People with information or security camera footage that could help investigators are asked to contact Dayton police.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.