Police are investigating a Wednesday shooting that left a teenager dead outside a Miamisburg home.
Calob Brooks, 19, was found shot in the chest outside a home at 340 N. Riverview Ave. He was found dead shortly after 11 a.m., according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s office.
Police said they would not release who or how Brooks was shot until their investigation is finished. Miamisburg Police Chief John Sedlak said it is possible that this was an accidental shooting.
“It’s a tragedy,” Sedlak said. “Anybody handling a firearm should always be very familiar with handling firearms and the safety rules that apply to them at all times, but I can’t say if that’s even a factor here.”
A 911 caller told dispatchers she was walking into a warehouse across the street from the home when people started screaming at her to call an ambulance.
A man, who was hysterical, took the phone from her and told the dispatcher his son shot the child on accident.
“He shot him in the middle of the … chest,” the man said.
Larry Bentley, a neighbor, heard the gunshot, then a teenage boy ran to his home asking Bentley’s grandson to call 911.
“He came around the side of the house, told my grandson to call 911 and he ran back down there,” Bentley said.
Miamisburg Police Chief John Sedlak said Brooks did not live at the house.
There were two other men there who both lived at the house, one an adult and the other a young adult, Sedlak said.
Police found a gun at the home, but are unsure who it belongs to or if it is the one used during the shooting.
Larry’s wife, Lynn Bentley, told News Center 7’s Mike Campbell that she was at the bank when she found about the shooting.
Lynn said the people who live in that home had always been good to her and her family.
“They’re good kids,” Larry said. “They don’t cause trouble in the neighborhood.”
This is the second shooting in Miamisburg in the past seven months that led to the death of a person.
Chaz Gillilan, 30, faces multiple charges — including six counts of murder – in the Dec. 30 late-night home invasion slaying of Noah Kinser in a Miamisburg apartment.
Gillilan pleaded not guilty to charges in the city’s first homicide since 2011, court records show.
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