Man wanted in 2 shootings, accused of pistol-whipping woman now in jail

A Dayton man who has been wanted since May in connection to two shootings is now in custody.

Shaquille Phillip Shackleford was taken into custody Wednesday night on East Fairview Street by Dayton police, Montgomery County Jail records show.

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Members of the U.S. Marshals SOFAST Task Force developed information on Shackleford’s location and, with assistance from Dayton police, went to the Fairview Avenue home around 6:30 p.m., police said.

Streets in the area were closed for about an hour as SOFAST detectives worked with Shackleford’s family members, which led to his peaceful surrender.

Police in Dayton and Moraine used social media to ask the public for help to find Shackleford, called “a menace to our society” last week by detective Zachariah Hastings of Miami Valley Crime Stoppers and the Dayton Police Department.

Shackleford, 27, is suspected in the May 8 shooting of a woman inside a vehicle at the Red Roof Inn on Dryden Road in Moraine, and then of shooting a man multiple times May 11 in the 1600 block of Darst Avenue in Dayton.

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He also was involved in a June 7 domestic disturbance in Dayton. Police said he pistol-whipped a woman.

Shackleford is facing felonious assault, aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm and having a weapon under disability (for a prior felony conviction) in recent Dayton Municipal Court cases.

During his arraignment Thursday, his bond was set at $100,000, records show.

Shackleford also is was considered a “violator at large” for his probation following a 2016 drug conviction in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court, according to the Adult Parole Authority of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction.

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Crime Stoppers was offering a reward up to $2,500 for information leading to Shackleford’s arrest, but it is not clear whether anyone will receive any reward money.

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