2 charged with murder after 2 men shot to death in Dayton gunfight

Two people were shot and killed during a gunfight Tuesday evening, Jan. 4, 2022, in the 600 block of Randolph Street in Dayton. CORNELIUS FROLIK/STAFF

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Two people were shot and killed during a gunfight Tuesday evening, Jan. 4, 2022, in the 600 block of Randolph Street in Dayton. CORNELIUS FROLIK/STAFF

Two men were formally charged Thursday in the shooting deaths of two men Tuesday evening in Dayton.

Darryl Fitzgerald Cleary, 57, and Derek Edwards Shaw, 54, both of Dayton, were charged with murder in Dayton Municipal Court. Shaw also is charged with felonious assault, court records show.

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The two men who died were identified as 62-year-old Darryl Dean and 29-year-old Marty Powers, according to Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger.

Dayton police and medics were dispatched at 5 p.m. on a report of a shooting in the 600 block of Randolph Street between Lakeview Avenue and McCall Street.

Cleary told police while inside his apartment at 673 Randolph St. that Powers struck him in the face and the two started to fight over a gun on the floor, according to an affidavit.

“Cleary was able to get the gun and when Powers was running away Cleary shot him. Cleary stated he shot him because he thought that Powers was going to come back with people,” the document read.

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Dean was standing at the bottom of the stairs when the shooting began. He left the building and got into the driver’s seat of his car parked outside, when Shaw, who also lived at the apartment, came out and started shooting at Dean, according to an affidavit.

“Dean runs from his vehicle and is chased down by Shaw. Shaw shoots Dean in the back of the neck, killing Dean,” the court record stated.

Shaw also is accused of shooting and wounding another man inside the apartment before he shot Dean, the affidavit stated.

Dayton police Lt. Jason Hall said all of those involved are known to one another.

“The initial indication is that it is a disagreement about money and property that tragically escalated into guns fired,” Hall said during a Wednesday afternoon media briefing.

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Derek Edwards Shaw Sr.

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Derek Edwards Shaw Sr.

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Derek Edwards Shaw Sr.

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Credit: Montgomery County Jail

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Darryl Fitzgerald Cleary

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Darryl Fitzgerald Cleary

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Darryl Fitzgerald Cleary

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

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