Warrant had been issued for man jailed in double shooting that has left 1 dead

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Shooting on Norman Avenue in Dayton

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UPDATE @ 12:08 p.m.: Willie James Henry Jr., in custody stemming from the double shooting that has left one dead and one wounded, was being sought on an arrest warrant, according to Montgomery County Common Pleas Court records.

The warrant, for a probation violation, reportedly was issued May 22.

Henry pleaded guilty to robbery in a 2015 case and ultimately was given community control for up to five years. He was wanted because his whereabouts “have been unknown since March 1, 2018.”

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Henry had been found to have violated his probation previously but was not given additional sanctions by Common Pleas Judge Steven Dankof.

In November 2016, Henry’s supervision was dropped from intensive to basic because he had made “positive strides in working toward the completion of his sanctions of supervision,” according to court documents.

UPDATE @ 8:25 a.m.:

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal shooting on East Norman Avenue as Barbara A. Goubeaux, 41, of Dayton.

A man arrested at the same address of a fatal double shooting in Dayton has been booked into jail on a preliminary charge of murder and felonious assault, jail records indicate.

Willie James Henry Jr., 43, was arrested around 5:30 a.m., according to jail records.

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Police said a woman was pronounced dead at the scene while a man was taken to a hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries.

We’ll update this page as new details become available.

Willie James Henry Jr. (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)
Willie James Henry Jr. (Contributed Photo/Montgomery County Jail)


One person has died and another is at a hospital with life-threatening injuries after a shooting on Norman Avenue early Thursday.

Officials said the two victims, described as a male and female in their 40s, were found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 30 block of Norman Avenue around 1:15 a.m.

The female victim was pronounced dead on scene, while the male was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A suspect is in custody and detectives are questioning that person, according to police.

A neighbor who called 911 reported the male victim was shot first. The female victim went inside and the neighbor heard an additional shot.

The neighbor said the suspect was sitting on the porch with a gun. Police confirmed the suspect had been walking around the area with a gun. The suspect, who has not been identified, was taken into custody without incident.

The incident remains under investigation.

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