Man indicted on murder charges in December shooting death in Dayton

Tyray Lynn Ward

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Tyray Lynn Ward

A man sought by police in the December shooting death of a Dayton man was indicted Thursday on murder charges.

Tyray Lynn Ward, 26, is accused of killing 41-year-old Austin Newell, who was found shot to death Dec. 11, 2020, in the 1100 block of Leo Street in Dayton.

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Ward will be arraigned Tuesday in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court on two counts of murder and three counts of felonious assault, each with three-year firearm specifications, according to a grand jury report.

According to court documents, just before 11:30 p.m. Dec. 11, police responded to the 1100 block of Leo Street on a report of a man lying in the street. Newell was a passenger in a vehicle and fell out into the street after he was shot.

Surveillance video showed that a man, later identified as Ward, shot into the vehicle multiple times, before he fled in a Dodge Charger, police said.

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Ward is in the Montgomery County Jail, where he has been held since his Monday arrest by Dayton police.

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