Man charged in shooting of Piqua teen

3rd suspect captured in Piqua shooting investigation

Piqua police tell News Center 7’s Steve Baker that Cody Mills was taken into custody during a traffic stop in the area of Broadway and Gill streets this morning.

The traffic stop was conducted around 10 a.m., according to emergency dispatch reports.

UPDATE @ 3:30 p.m. (Nov. 18)

Piqua police are looking for a third suspect allegedly involved in the Nov. 14 shooting of a teen at a home on Second Street.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Cody A. Mills, 23, of Piqua, for potential charges of aggravated burglary and felonious assault, according to a release from Piqua police.

Police said investigators want to question Mills about the Second Street incident, but also regarding several other recent thefts and burglaries. Mills was last arrested last November on theft-related warrants after officers found him hiding in an attic on Park Avenue, according to the release.

Mills was released from jail in that case in September.

Two people are already being held as part of the investigation into the Second Street shooting incident. Jail records show Angel E. Boyer, 37, is being held on suspicion of permitting drug abuse; obstructing official business; tampering with evidence; and corrupting another with drugs; and James W. Turner III is being held on aggravated burglary and felonious assault.

To help police locate the third suspect, call Piqua police at (937) 778-2027.

UPDATE @ 10 p.m.: A second arrest has been made stemming from Saturday night’s shooting of a teen in the 600 block of South Second Street.

This afternoon, Piqua detectives arrested Angel Boyer, 36, whose address is where the shooting occurred, the police department said in a prepared statement released tonight. The charges filed against Boyer “are directly related to the events leading to this disturbance” and subsequent investigation, according to the department.

She remained in the Miami County Jail on felony charges of permitting drug abuse, tampering with evidence, corrupting another with drugs and misdemeanor obstructing official business.

According to police, “this is a complicated investigation involving multiple people and mulitple criminal violations occurring in the course of the incident,” according to the statement released tonight.

“I appreciate the dogged determination of the officers of this department as they work to resolve this case based on truth and facts,” Police Chief Bruce Jamison said in the statement. “Anyone who thinks that lies and misdirection will just make us go away should be thinking twice this evening.”

UPDATE @ 9:30 a.m. (Nov. 16)

Bond was set this morning at $150,000 for James Turner III, 40, of Troy, who is charged with felonious assault and aggravated burglary related to a reported home invasion in the 600 block of Second Street in Piqua on Saturday night.

Police said a 16-year-old male was shot in the hand and the gun was recovered. Investigators continue to piece together the circumstances.

Court records indicate police may be looking for a second suspect.

UPDATE @ 8:56 a.m. (Nov. 16):

Piqua police arrested James Turner, 40, of Troy, for aggravated burglary and felonious assault in connection to Saturday’s shooting on South Second Street.

Turner is currently being held in the Miami County Jail.

The victim in the shooting has been treated and released from Upper Valley Medical Center.

According to police, this investigation involves multiple people and multiple criminal violations that occurred during the course of the incident.

UPDATE @3:30 a.m. (Nov. 15)

Police in Piqua continue to investigate after a male suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound Saturday night.

Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of South Second Street in Piqua on reports of a man shot around 9:40 p.m. Saturday.

Lt. Marcos Rodriguez with Piqua police said the victim received ‘medical attention’ for a gunshot wound but said the injury was non-life threatening.

Rodriguez said no suspects were taken into custody but a revolver was recovered at the scene.

Rodriguez would not comment on other details on the shooting, but did say the victim was not a resident of the house where he was found shot.

Piqua police continue to investigate the incident and we’ll update this story when new information becomes available.


Police are investigating a shooting tonight after a man was reportedly shot in the hand.

The gunshot victim was found around 9:45 p.m. in the 600 block of Second Street.

According to initial reports, police may have identified a suspect, but no arrests have been made.

We are working to learn more details and will update this report.

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