Tyrone K. McGhee, left, and Michael J. Wood
Photo: Montgomery County Jail
Photo: Montgomery County Jail

Suspect arraigned in Dayton music entertainer’s murder 

DAYTON — One person has been indicted in the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old Dayton man and prosecutors are asking for a juvenile to be tried as an adult. Friends and clients recall the victim as a knowledgeable music and entertainment promoter. 

  • Elroy Facey, 41, was shot in early May at Summit Square apartments off Hoover Avenue.
  • Police believe he was visiting a woman who lives there when the shooter or shooters approached them 

UPDATE@ 9:20 a.m. (May 16):

Michael J. Wood Jr. was arraigned this morning on murder (four counts); aggravated robbery (two counts); felonious assault (two counts); and two counts pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. His bond is set at $1 million and his next court date is May 30. 

UPDATE @ 11:38 a.m. (May 12):

Montgomery County prosecutors filed a motion to move the case against Elexus Dawkins, 17, of Dayton, to adult court in connection to the shooting death of Elroy Facey, 41.

Dawkins is charged with four counts of complicity to commit murder, two counts of complicity to commit aggravated robbery, two counts of complicity to commit felonious assault and two counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.

Dawkins is accused of performing a sex act on Facey when Michael Wood, 18, allegedly shot and killed the 41-year-old.

UPDATE @ 2:37 p.m. (May 11)

Michael J. Wood Jr. has been indicted in Montgomery County in connection to the death of Elroy Facey. Wood is indicted on murder (four counts); aggravated robbery (two counts); felonious assault (two counts); and two counts pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.

The pandering sexually oriented material charges relate to a 17-year-old female Elexus Dawkins — whom will also be charged in the murder — was performing a sex act on Elroy Facey in a vehicle at the time he was shot.

That female juvenile, 17, is still being charged in juvenile court. She will face similar charges, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m. (May 5)

Two men are jailed on suspicion of murder in the Montgomery County Jail: Tyrone K. McGhee, 20, and Michael J. Wood, 18. They are being held without bond awaiting a Tuesday afternoon arraignment, online jail records show.

UPDATE @ 11:17 a.m. (May 5)

Dayton police confirm three arrests made in shooting death of Elroy Facey, a Dayton music promoter also known as Avery Green. Two men and one juvenile female were arrested overnight in connection to Facey's murder.

We are working to find out the names of those arrested.

Elroy Facey was shot and killed in Dayton on Wednesday night, May 3, 2017, Dayton police said. (CONTRIBUTED)

Friends of Elroy Facey — known in music and entertainment circles as Avery Green — lamented the loss of a man they said helped a lot of artists. 

"Life is too short, our choices are eternal," "Junior," a member of the Dayton rap group Heavy Hitaz, told News Center 7's Mike Campbell on Thursday. 

"We need to come together and stop the nonsense." 

Facey did some promotional work for the group, Junior said. 

Members of Heavy Hitaz said they are working to find a way to honor a man they said was all about his music. 

"He's quiet, all about his business, said Bernard Parson, one of the members. “He doesn't deserve anything like that." 

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According to the preliminary police investigation, Facey was shot outside an apartment at the Summit Square complex late on May 3 by a man who approached him and a woman he was visiting. 

Facey, who did not live at Summit Square, died at Miami Valley Hospital. 

According to the Montgomery County Coroner's Office, no preliminary cause and manner of death has been determined. 

Dayton police Sgt. Michael Godsey said the motive is not clear. 

"That's one thing we don't know," he said. "Until we can identify a person of interest, we don't know if it's an ongoing thing, a score settled or just a random event." 

Godsey said the shooter did say something before firing. 

"I'm not going to get in to what he said," the sergeant said. 

Police are hoping to find more witnesses, he said. 

If you have information about the homicide, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 222-STOP 


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