Search for suspects in Windsor Avenue murder continue

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Shots fired from outside home kill Dayton man inside

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

DAYTON — Police say they need the public’s help in locating suspects in a Windsor Avenue shooting this week that resulted in the death of Dayton man inside his home.

  • Nine people, including seven children, were inside a home in the 1200 block of Windsor Avenue when bullets were fired Wednesday night.
  • The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Jamon Marks of Dayton.
  • Police say it is unknown if Marks was the intended target of shooting.

Dayton police and medics were dispatched to to Windsor Avenue around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday for a reported assault, said Maj. Chris Williams.

“There were a lot of kids under the age of 18 inside the house most of which were visiting the residents at the time,” he said.

Marks was inside the kitchen when he was hit in the head by gunfire that was fired from outside the house, according to police.

Marks was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe the shots were fired from the front stoop of the home. Investigators found two bullets entered the house, but witnesses reported hearing between three and six gunshots.

A woman, who identified herself in a 9-1-1 call as a cousin of the victim, told dispatchers she heard multiple shots come from outside the house, and described the moments of chaos after.

“She heard pow, pow, pow, and everything just started flying,” the caller reported, citing someone else inside the home.

Police said it is unknown if Marks, or anyone else inside the house, was the intended target of the shooting.

“We don’t know if there’s one suspect or a number of suspects,” Williams said.

Witnesses reported hearing shots, but no one saw the shooting, according to police.

“We always count on citizens to help us solve these crimes, and ultimately it is only as a result of citizens providing us information that allows us to solve them,” Williams said. “... It’s always best for the possible suspects in crimes like this to come forward and give their side of the story.”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dayton police or Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 222-STOP.

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