Man arrested following false shooting call in Centerville

A 37-year-old man could face multiple charges after police said he called in a false shooting and home invasion report from a home on Rhine Way.

Tyre Johnson was taken into custody and is said to have been involved with a previously burglary at the address, said Officer John Davis with the Centerville Police Department.

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Johnson told police he made the false call Monday morning, Davis said.

UPDATE @ 11:12 a.m.:

A 37-year-old man is being detained following a false report of a shooting and home invasion on Rhine Way this morning, according to Centerville police.

Additional details about the incident are expected to be released later this afternoon.

UPDATE @ 9:15 a.m.:

A report of a shooting after a home invasion robbery at a Centerville home was a false call, according to investigators.

Officers and medics were dispatched to the home in the 8200 block of Rhine Way around 8 a.m. after a man called dispatchers and claimed he shot an intruder.

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Centerville police surrounded the house but found no initial evidence of a crime. Officers later forced entry into the home and found nothing.

Police said the investigation will continue into who made the false call.

Additional details were not available.


We’re working to learn more about a police investigation occurring at a Centerville home Monday morning.

Officers and medics responded to a home in the 8200 block of Rhine Way around 8 a.m. on initial reports of am unresponsive person, according to scanner traffic.

According to initial reports, a person called into dispatchers and said they shot an intruder, before hanging up. Police have not found any evidence of a crime at the house, but are continuing to investigate, according to scanner traffic and our crew on the scene.

We’ll update this page as we learn more.