Family of woman slain in drive-by shooting frustrated with lack of info from police

The family of Sherrell Wheatley is frustrated that Dayton police have not given them any new information about the drive-by shooting that left the 62-year-old woman dead.

As many as 60 family members and friends turned out Friday evening to remember Wheatley, who was felled by gunfire the evening of May 19.

Homicide investigators have offered no public statements about a suspect or person of interest in the slaying.

Wheatley was struck down in the 800 block of North Euclid Avenue as she was walking near a home police believe was targeted in the gunfire.


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At the vigil, family and friends were given the chance to share their memories of Wheatley and several people took the opportunity to speak, said Janett Jones-Gilliard, a cousin.

"We have no idea," she said, when asked about where the investigation is at this point.

"Haven't heard a word" from police about the case, she said.

"We miss her. We love her," Jones-Gilliard said of Wheatley.

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