Updated: 3:24 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 | Posted: 12:07 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

Police still sorting out details of fatal shooting



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Police still sorting out details of fatal shooting photo
Police investigators and evidence technicians investigated the death of a man found dead on Benton Avenue on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (Jim Noelker/Staff)
Police still sorting out details of fatal shooting photo
Police investigators and evidence technicians investigated the death of a man found dead on Benton Avenue on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. (Jim Noelker/Staff)Matthew Anderson, seen here in 2011, was shot to death on Prescott Avenue Thursday night.

By Katie Wedell

Staff Writer

Detectives continued to work Friday to determine the series of events that led to a 20-year-old man’s death from a gunshot wound Thursday night. Police reports indicate that the shooting may be the result of a series of retaliation shootings stemming from the death of another man outside a downtown nightclub in November.

Matthew L. Anderson, of Dayton, has been identified as the man found dead inside a Buick Le Sabre in the area of Benton and Salem avenues at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

On Friday, police said Anderson was shot in that vehicle, but had no further details to release.

The homicide is listed as occurring at 4000 Prescott Avenue, according to a police report. It is still unclear exactly how Anderson travelled the eight blocks to Benton and Salem where he was found.

Anderson’s death is the third homicide in Dayton in the first month of 2013 and the six in Montgomery County so far this year.

Police reports indicate that several shootings over the past few days may all be related and may be the result of several groups retaliating against each other.

Detectives said that a home in the 4000 block of Prescott was shot into two different times on Thursday, including once around the same time as the shooting call at Salem and Benton.

One report from 2:30 p.m. Thursday states that nine shots were fired into a woman’s home on that block of Prescott while her 19-year-old daughter was inside. She told police that her son and nephew got into an argument the night before at a club with some individuals familiar to police. According to the report, one of those individuals is wanted for questioning in a prior instance of shooting into a habitation the same night as Aundric Kerley’s death outside The Vault nightclub, Nov. 22.

No charges have been filed in connection with Kerley’s death. Police have not identified any suspects in Thursday night’s shootings.

Police confirmed Friday that they are investigating several shooting incidents that are related, but declined to elaborate on the relationship.

Also around 9:30 p.m. police responded to the 400 block of Lindenwood Road, two miles south of Prescott, on a report of shots fired into a house.

An 81-year-old woman told police she heard shots and glass breaking, according to a police report. Officers discovered nine shell casings outside in the snow. The report states that friends of the woman’s 20-year-old grandson could be responsible.

 
 

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