Motive unclear in deadly U.S. 35 shooting, Riverside police say

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Investigators have not yet determined a motive for a deadly Mother’s Day shooting on U.S. 35 in Riverside on Sunday afternoon.

A 31-year-old Springfield woman died Sunday when the car she was riding in was hit by gunfire. She was identified Monday afternoon as Shauna Cameron by Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger. She died of her injuries at Miami Valley Hospital.

Cameron was a passenger in a maroon four-door Chevrolet Impala headed east around 2:30 p.m. on U.S. 35 near Woodman Drive when it was shot at least twice at by someone in a black or dark-colored sedan, according to the Riverside Police Department.

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Investigators spoke with the Impala’s driver, a 29-year-old man, and another passenger, a 23-year-old woman. They were not injured and drove the victim to the hospital, Riverside police said in a release issued Monday.

“Currently, the investigation has yet to yield a motive for the shooting,” the release said.

The Dayton Daily News did not receive a response to questions regarding the shooting, such as whether it was random or targeted.

Anyone in the area of east or west U.S. 35 around 2:30 p.m. Sunday who heard gunshots or saw anything suspicious is urged to call Riverside police at 937-233-1801 or police dispatch at 937-233-2080.

Sunday’s shooting was the second within a week that involved a fatality on an area highway.

Moraine police early Wednesday shot and killed a man on Interstate 75 who had been involved in a two-vehicle crash before he reportedly pointed a gun at Moraine officers.

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Police said Elijah Isham, 27, ignored 41 commands to drop a gun before officers fired nine shots. Police later determined the . 44-caliber revolver was not loaded, but one of the officers saw him cocking the gun before they fired, Moraine Police Chief Craig Richardson said.

The officers involved, Sgt. Ken Lloyd and officer Jerome Klemmensen, are on paid administrative leave. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and the Tactical Crime Suppression Unit — a collaboration of the cities of Centerville, Germantown, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Springboro and West Carrollton — is handling the criminal investigation. Moraine police is conducting an internal investigation.

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