Man charged in deadly shooting of 18-year-old woman in Dayton

Walter William Rodgers
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Walter William Rodgers

Credit: MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL

Credit: MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL

A 30-year-old man is accused of shooting an 18-year-old woman multiple times in Dayton, killing her.

Walter Rodgers, of Dayton, is facing two counts of murder, two counts of felonious assault and one count of having a weapon while under disability, according to Dayton Municipal Court records.

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Police responded around 2:20 a.m. Wednesday to the 900 block of Gard Avenue after a 911 caller said a person came out of nowhere and started shooting.

Police found Nascia Goodwin dead in the side yard of a house, read a court affidavit.

She died of multiple gunshot wounds and her death is a homicide, Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent. Harshbarger said Friday.

Evidence at the scene led investigators to Goodwin’s workplace, where they learned she left with a co-worker, later identified as Rodgers.

Police searched a law enforcement database, which showed Rodgers was on parole, according to court records. The address used for his parole was the house where Goodwin was found dead.

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Officers searched the home and found items belonging to Goodwin and also found Rodgers.

He was taken into custody and remains in the Montgomery County Jail, according to jail records.

Rodgers was romantically involved with Goodwin, Dayton Police Lt. Jason Hall said earlier.

The incident is not connected to a double homicide in Riverside last week where two women were shot to death, he added.

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Taprice Goodwin, 27, and Ariana Middlebrooke, also 27, were shot Harshman Road and Tidewater Drive in Riverside early Saturday morning.

Also, there is no evidence that Taprice Goodwin and Nascia Goodwin were related, Hall said

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