$1 million bond set for Mason man in case of slain Dunbar student

A $1 million bond was set against a man accused of shooting and killing a 15-year-old Dayton Dunbar student, and police are still seeking a person in the case.

Jackeem Collins, 18, of Mason remains jailed in Montgomery County in connection to the shooting death of Qua’Lek Shelton.

Shelton and a 16-year-old boy were shot on Feb. 16 during a drive-by in the 2400 block of Catalpa Drive. Shelton died a few days later.

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Shelton was a freshman at Paul Laurence Dunbar Early College High School and was on the football and track and field teams. He was remembered by friends and coaches as a confident teen who was destined for greatness running track.

Dayton Police previously asked the community for help in locating Malahky McCain. Dayton Police told the Dayton Daily News that they have not been able to interview McCain yet, and the investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, Collins is the only person indicted in connection with Shelton’s death. In that case, defense attorney Thomas Manning has filed several motions, including a demand for a bill of particulars document that may detail the allegations against Collins.

A call for comment to Manning was not returned Wednesday.

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The defense attorney has also requested notice of the state’s evidence and is asking the court to review Collins’ million bond.

Collins is due back in court on March 18 for a status conference and on March 25 for a scheduling conference. However, the attorney has asked that those hearings are continued.

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