Teen accused of shooting 17-year-old girlfriend arrested hiding in her home

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Daniel Calhoun was caught hiding in basement of victim’s home in Middletown, police say

A 19-year-old accused of shooting his 17-year-old girlfriend in the pelvis during an argument last month was arrested Thursday afternoon.

Daniel Calhoun was found around 5:45 p.m. hiding in the basement of the victim’s house in the 1300 block of Young Street in Middletown and was taken into custody without incident, the Middletown Division of Police posted on social media.

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A warrant for Calhoun’s arrest on charges of felonious assault and having weapons under disability for the May 14 shooting was filed through Middletown Municipal Court.

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Middletown police asked for assistance from the Cincinnati Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to find Calhoun.

The ATF offered a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of Calhoun.

On Friday a Butler County grand jury returned an indictment against Calhoun for felonious assault and having weapons under disability. His case has been assigned to Butler County Common Pleas Judge Noah Powers II, but an arraignment date had not been set on Friday.

Reeve said people present at the house and witnesses were not truthful at the beginning of the investigation about what happened when the teen was shot.

Officers were called to a residence in the 1300 block of Young Street about 10:40 p.m. The girl was in the living room suffering from a gunshot wound.

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The victim’s brother told police he was walking on Young getting ready to cross 14th Avenue when he heard two gunshots and saw an SUV driving away. He said he heard his sister scream and found her shot in the alley, then carried her into the house.

The teen’s mother called 911 reporting her daughter had been shot.

“I think my daughter was shot in the alley,” the mother told dispatchers. “My daughter was in the alley and she just came in and she said she was shot. She is bleeding… she is starting to lose consciousness.”

Reeve said an investigation revealed the girl was shot in her bedroom and pointed to Calhoun as the shooter. He added the teen’s mother told the dispatcher information relayed to her by another person. The incident stemmed from a boyfriend/girlfriend argument, police say. The girl was shot between the legs, according to police and statements from her mother in the 911 call.

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