Noah Kinser

Suspect told people he was involved in slaying of Miamisburg teen Noah Kinser

>> April update: Police still investigating Kinser slaying

  • Chaz Gillilan, 30, was arrested Tuesday and remains in jail 
  • Miamisburg police will present evidence to a grand jury for a murder charge 
  • Noah Kinser, 18, was shot to death in his Miamisburg residence 
  • He was shot during a home invasion the night of Dec. 30, 2018

Chaz Gillilan is in the Belmont County Jail without bond in the Dec. 30 slaying of 18-year-old Noah Kinser of Miamisburg. 

Gillilan is to be transferred to the Montgomery County Jail, Miamisburg Police Department officials said in a prepared statement released Wednesday afternoon, then the case will proceed to a Montgomery County grand jury.

According to police department officials, the Kinser slaying remains under investigation and police do not anticipate any further comment until the grand jury proceedings have been completed.

Chaz Gillilan (Courtesy/Belmont County Jail)

ABOUT THE KINSER KILLING

Kinser, a Miamisburg High School student, was killed in a late-night home invasion in a Miamisburg apartment on Dec. 30, about a block from the police department. 

A 14-year-old also was wounded in the invasion.

According to the statement of facts filed Tuesday in Miamisburg Municipal Court by Miamisburg police Detective Sgt. J.S. Muncy, police dispatched on a shots fired call to 119 ½ N. First St. about 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2018, learned Kinser had been shot to death.

“The investigation revealed at least two subjects entered Kinser’s home and shot and killed him,” Muncy said in the statement dated May 14. 

“Per phone records received pursuant to search warrants, it was learned that Chaz Gillilan left Columbus, came to Dayton with others and then came to the area of the homicide, at the time of the homicide.”

Gillilan, according to the statement, “made incriminating admissions and statements to multiple subjects regarding his involvement in this homicide.”

A mixed DNA profile identified 9 mm casings found at the scene consistent with DNA collected from Gillilan, according to the statement. Ballistics has confirmed that the bullet that killed Kinser was in a 9 mm round, according to the statement.

In January, police said five people had been arrested in their investigation, but no charges had been filed in the homicide, the first in the city of Miamisburg since 2011.

ABOUT CHAZ GILLILAN

Gillilan has been accused in several crimes recently, including one in which he was falsely accused of wounding a police officer in a shooting.

April 2017: Gillilan was the subject of a statewide alert when he was named the suspect in a traffic-stop shooting in Newcomerstown, south of Cleveland. 

Newcomerstown Police Officer Bryan Eubanks, 37, initially claimed that individuals stopped in a black Chevrolet Geo Tracker shot him April 11. 

The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s office said the officer made up the story to cover up an attempted suicide. Gillilan was in a holding cell for two hours before police let him go. He threatened to file a lawsuit.

August 2016: Gillilan, then 27, and a 20-year-old woman were accused of robbery in a gunpoint robbery in Port Washington, according to the Tuscarawas County Sheriff's Office. Both were charged with single counts of robbery. 

A Port Washington man told Tuscarawas County deputies he was taken at gunpoint and forced into his home by a male and female intruder the morning of Aug. 15. 

Inside the home, the male assaulted him, then both took several items, including guns, cash, a TV, clocks and a cellphone.

We will update this developing report as we learn more.

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