Man indicted on murder in shooting death of Dunbar student

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An 18-year-old man accused of shooting and killing a 15-year-old boy and injuring another was indicted Friday.

Jackeem Collins, 18, is facing murder, felonious assault and discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises charges, according to court records.

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Collins is scheduled to appear in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Tuesday.

On Feb. 16, police responded to reports of a shooting in the 2400 block of Catalpa Drive in Dayton.

Two teenage boys were shot and taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital.

On Feb. 18, Qua’Lek Shelton, 15, died from injuries.

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Shelton was a freshman at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. He was on the football and track and field teams.

“He was small in stature but huge in confidence and determination,” Dunbar assistant track coach Alferd Powell told the Dayton Daily News.

Collins was arrested Feb. 26 following an interview with police.

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Though he initially denied his role in the shooting, he later confessed, according to Dayton Municipal Court records.

“After a second interview on Feb. 26, 2020, Collins confessed to being the lone shooter,” an affidavit read.

Last week, police announced that they were looking to question a second 18-year-old is Shelton's death.

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