Man found shot, killed in Trotwood apartment identified

TROTWOOD — The victim of a fatal shooting in Trotwood has been identified.

Edward E. Hines III, 25, of Trotwood, died in the shooting on Culzean Drive early Wednesday, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

In a three-minute call to 911, a caller who says he is the victim’s brother repeatedly tells the dispatcher that his brother is dead after a shooting.

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“I can’t even talk right now”, the caller says while another individual is screaming and crying in the background.

The caller also tells the 911 dispatcher that the victim was tied up, however, Trotwood police declined to confirm that information.

Police responded to the Woodland Hills Apartments around 12:40 a.m. after family and friends, who said they hadn’t heard from the victim in 24 hours, found the man dead in the apartment.

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“While checking on him, they found the door unlocked and the victim lying on the floor deceased,” Capt. Dan Heath of Trotwood Police said.

No arrests have been made.

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