Dayton man charged with murder in shooting that resulted in playground crash

A 33-year-old Dayton man was indicted for murder in the shooting of another man who then crashed into a playground at Dayton Boys Prep Academy.

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A Montgomery County grand jury indicted Carson Barker on the following charges:

  • Two counts of murder
  • Two counts of felonious assault
  • Two counts of tampering with evidence
  • One count of discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises
  • One count of having weapons while under disability — prior drug conviction
  • One count of having weapons while under disability — prior violent offense

Dayton police responded May 26 to a crash in the playground behind Dayton Boys Prep Academy on West Third Street.

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Christopher Lee Campbell, 42, was found shot inside the vehicle. He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, but died form injuries the following day.

Witnesses and evidence helped investigators determine that the shooting took place near West Second and North Antioch streets, a short distance from the crash, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

Campbell managed to get into his vehicle after the shooting and drove off before losing control and crashing.

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Barker is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $100,000 bond, according to the prosecutor’s office.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

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