Deadly shooting at Creekside Homes latest in string of violence since tornadoes

Published: Sunday, June 09, 2019 @ 11:24 PM
Updated: Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 3:55 PM

Kevin Snowden, 23, of Dayton, died in the shooting, according to Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent. E Harshbarger.

UPDATE @ 3:55 p.m.:

Sheriff Rob Streck said the shooting death of Kevin Snowden is the third violent incident at Creekside Homes, which is the former Northland Village Apartments, since the tornadoes tore through Harrison Twp. on Memorial Day.

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Streck told News Center 7’s Mike Campbell he’s planning to institute a no-tolerance policy for people that don’t live at the development or have a good reason to be there.

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“If you’re in there and you don't need to be in there, we’ll trespass you and get you out of there,” Streck said.

One woman said she didn’t think that practice would be effective.

“I know it’s not going to work for me,” said Shyanna Taube. “I’ll still be coming here regardless, because I haven’t done anything.”

Streck said Creekside Homes recently upgraded technology, placing cameras around the complex.

The sheriff said detectives do have some good leads to follow in Sunday night’s shooting.

UPDATE @9:50 a.m.: The man killed in a shooting on Gant Drive late Sunday night has been identified.

Kevin Snowden, 23, of Dayton, died in the shooting, according to Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent. E Harshbarger.

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UPDATE @ 9:39 a.m.: Deputies are investigating two shootings after a man was shot and killed in front of a Gant Drive home and an SUV was shot at shortly after.

The man, who has not been identified, was shot multiple times Sunday night around 11 p.m., according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

While investigating, a second shooting happened at Republic and Gant drives shortly before 1 a.m. Monday.

An SUV driving west on Grant Drive was shot and attempted to flee toward the initial shooting scene, according to the sheriff’s office.

Two people were removed from the the SUV and were uninjured.

It is unclear if the shootings were related.

UPDATE @ 2:55 a.m: One person has died after a shooting occurred at the Creekside Homes Sunday night, a coroner investigator with the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office confirmed.

No other details, including the deceased individual’s name or circumstances surrounding the shooting, were immediately released.

Crews were dispatched on the shooting in the 1900 block of Gant Drive just after 11 p.m.

A “Signal 99” call for officer assistance was issued while authorities were on scene after shots were reportedly fired in the area around 1 this morning.

When police officers are in danger and need assistance, they call for a “Signal 99.”

Police say no one was hit by gunfire in the shots fired call which prompted the county-wide assistance.

We will continue to update this story as we find out more.