Middletown police were dispatched to Michael Stewart II’s residence Saturday night after a female caller told dispatchers the 35-year-old man was dead.
Officer Dennis Jordan said in the police report that he was directed to an open door at the house in the 800 block of Ninth Avenue by “concerned neighbors.”
“I observed Michael Stewart laying face down on the threshold between the living room and dining room suffering from multiple gunshot wounds,” Jordan wrote in the report released to the Journal-News today.
Stewart was found dead at about 9:57 p.m. Police made a traffic stop of a vehicle a short time later that was suspected to be connected to the homicide, according to court documents.
“Detectives retrieved security video from Stewart’s home and saw the suspect on video shooting and stealing items from his residence,” according to court records.
Middletown dispatchers received two 911 calls from females who were distraught after finding Stewart lifeless in his house.
“We need the police,” the first caller told dispatchers. “He’s laying on the floor and blood is everywhere.”
The caller said Stewart suffered multiple gunshots.
“Somebody probably had to come into his house and do something to him,” the caller said.
In the background others yelled “Mickey, Mickey,” attempting to see if the victim was still alive.
The second female caller gave similar information.
“He got shot,” the caller said while crying. “Hurry, please hurry.”
Detectives had prior information that several subjects had been “conducting robberies on drug dealers. Detectives were made aware of a traffic stop conducted by officers shortly after the murder.”
Cameron Scott Kyles, 18, was charged Sunday afternoon with aggravated murder and aggravated robbery for the shooting death of Stewart. Bond was set at $1 million Monday by Middletown Municipal Court Judge James Sherron.
After conducting interviews and receiving information from witnesses, they learned Kyles was allegedly going to Stewart’s house for a robbery of money and marijuana, “however in so doing victim (Stewart) was shot and killed by Kyles,” according to court documents.
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