Person of interest arrested in Dayton homicide

Tony Scott, 25, was arrested for receiving stolen property and having weapons under disability following the execution of a search warrant at his residence on Elsmere Avenue Monday. His Pontiac G6 was also confiscated.

Police said he is a person of interest in the slaying of 19-year-old Dominique Gentry.

On Sept. 30, Gentry was found dead in his vehicle on Orchard Avenue. Police said they believe the Yukon driven by Gentry may have been boxed in by several other vehicles and possibly rammed before someone got out and fired five or six rounds through the windshield of the Yukon striking and killing Gentry. The Yukon then rolled into a fence and a building.

According to a Dayton police report, detectives arrived at Scott's address while attempting to track down those vehicles, identified as a gray Pontiac G6, a black SUV that looked like a Ford Escape and a red Cadillac Eldorado by surveillance video from near the crime scene.

The search for the Cadillac Eldorado led police to Scott's address where they found a Pontiac G6 with a broken rear windshield under a tarp. That damage was consistent with evidence found at the crime scene, according to the report.

Police were in the process of confiscating that vehicle on Monday when Scott arrived home and asked what was going on. He was detained and detectives obtained a search warrant for his apartment.

Inside they located a stolen .22-caliber rifle. Scott cannot have weapons because of a previous felony conviction for aggravated burglary so he was locked up pending the weapons under disability and stolen property charges.

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