Dayton man pleads guilty in shooting of late mother’s ex-boyfriend

A Dayton man is accused of shooting and injuring his deceased mother’s ex-boyfriend pleaded guilty to one of three charges.

Bryant Edward McCrowan, 22, is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 21 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of felonious assault. Another count of felonious assault and one count of improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation were dismissed.

We have reached out to his defense attorney and will update this story once a response is provided.

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Dayton police and medics responded on Nov. 15, 2022, to the 1200 block of South Paul Laurence Dunbar Street on a report of a shooting.

The victim and his girlfriend were inside a residence when McCrowan came to the door. The woman said her boyfriend told her McCrowan wanted some money but that she later heard gunshots while her boyfriend was at the door, according to a Dayton Municipal Court affidavit.

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The victim identified his shooter as McCrowan, according to court documents. He said he’s known McCrowan for years, and that the shooting was possibly because the family believes he had a part in the death of McCrowan’s mother, according to the affidavit.

McCrowan remains in the Montgomery County Jail.

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