911 call: Middletown mother reports fight at home led to son’s fatal shooting

Middletown Division of Police

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Middletown Division of Police

A Middletown man was fatally shot Monday night at his home, and the alleged suspect was named by others at the house.

Police were called to 1400 block of Yankee Road at 7:44 p.m. and found John Booker, 36, seriously injured from gunfire. He was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

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Major Scott Reeve said detectives were looking for a suspect in the shooting. A warrant on the charge of murder was signed by detectives against Dhameer Haamid Scott, 24, of Prospect Avenue, according to Middletown Municipal Court records.

Early Tuesday morning police asked for help in finding Scott, who has a distinctive dollar sign tattoo on the front of his neck. Anyone with information about his whereabouts was asked to call Middletown police at 513-425-7700 or Detective Steve Winters at 513-425-7786. Police said Scott should be considered armed and dangerous and not approached.

Reeve said police spent much of the day Tuesday chasing tips about Scott’s whereabouts, but as of 3:30 p.m., he had not been located.

Police were first alerted to the incident when a woman called 911 reporting her son had been shot an was lying in the yard.

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“There has been a shooting at my house, I need an ambulance,” the woman told dispatchers. “There was an altercation in the home and he got shot.”

The caller said she knew who shot her son and gave the name “Dhameer” then said his father was there and “is going to tell me his last name.”

The mother told dispatchers that Booker had been shot in the side and was “bleeding real bad.”

Booker’s autopsy was completed Tuesday, but because there is an ongoing homicide case, no details were released.

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