Man wanted for murder in Dayton woman’s death in custody

Beasley had been released from prison in April.

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

A man wanted on a murder warrant in the death of a Dayton woman last week is in police custody.

He had been out of prison for less than a month at the time of the killing.

Kendall Demetrius Beasley, 28, of Dayton, was arrested Thursday morning by the U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team and Dayton police without incident, according to Dayton police, which also thanked the community for their assistance.

Beasley is facing murder and felonious assault charges in the death of 31-year-old Shanika D. Bogan, according to court records.

Police responded to Bogan’s Uhrig Avenue apartment last Friday after a relative found her unresponsive.

“This woman had been intentionally killed,” said Lt. Jason Hall said.

Her cause and manner of death have not been determined at this time.

Beasley and Bogan were acquaintances and had known each other for a “very short period of time,” Hall said.

“The investigation is ongoing, so as far as the motive behind this tragic crime, we are still working on that, still fleshing that out,” he said. “What I can tell you is unfortunately in this situation that two young children are without their mother.”

Bogan’s children ― listed as a 10-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl on the incident report — were home, but did not see their mother killed, Hall said.

Beasley was released April 5 from the London Correctional Institution.

He had served six years for aggravated burglary and intimidating a victim involving a woman. Those charges came and conviction came in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. Charges of menacing by stalking and complicity to commit intimidation of a crime victim were dismissed as part of a plea agreement, court records show.

Beasley is listed as a “violator at large” for allegedly violating the condition of his post-release supervision, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction’s Adult Parole Authority.

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