3 teen boys killed after attempted carjacking, crash in Riverside

Three teenage boys were killed in a two-vehicle crash late Wednesday night after an attempted carjacking that included gunfire in Riverside.

Police responded around 11:20 p.m. to an injury crash reported at Airway Road and Hickman Drive.

When officers arrived, they found two teenage boys who were ejected from a vehicle. They were pronounced dead at the scene, according to Riverside police. A third teen was taken to a local hospital, where he later died from injuries.

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The teens killed were identified Thursday afternoon by Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger as Ja’Sean Davis, 15, Da’Real Wilson, 14, and Ronald White, 16.

A fourth teen was found and detained by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base security forces. Police said he was later was taken to the hospital, but has since been released and is being held in the Montgomery County Juvenile Center. Police have not yet charged him, but Riverside Police Maj. Matthew Sturgeon said they expect to file charges against him.

Sturgeon said at least three of the teens were Dayton residents, but one originally is from Dayton but resides in Indianapolis.

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An investigation into the crash revealed the incident began in the Auto Zone parking lot at the Airway Shopping Center, according to police.

The boys reportedly attempted to steal a 2008 Mazda from a 33-year-old Dayton man. The man did not comply, according to the police statement, and the teens fled in another vehicle, a 2005 Jeep Cherokee reported stolen out of Dayton on Tuesday, toward Airway Road.

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The man followed the boys, trying to get the Cherokee’s license plate. People in the car shot at the Dayton man, but he was not hit, according to police.

The two vehicles eventually crashed, and the vehicle the boys were in hit a tree.

Two people called 911 to report the crash. One woman was driving near the two cars while the teens were shooting at the Dayton man, and she called police to report the shooting.

“I just passed an SUV and a car and as soon as they passed me, I heard gunshots,” she said.

She said they turned into base housing. The car cut in front of the SUV and there were gunshots, she said.

She said as soon as she heard gunshots, she “just wanted to get away from it.”

The Riverside Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident.