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Man charged with murder in connection to Fairborn hotel shooting

UPDATE @ 3:57 p.m. (March 12):

Prosecutors have approved a charge of murder and aggravated robbery for Michael McLendon, 24, of Dayton, after he was accused in the shooting death of Andrew Day at the Fairborn Hampton Inn last week, according to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office.

McLendon remains in the Fairborn City Jail on a $1 million bond.

MORE: $1 million bond for Dayton man arrested in Fairborn hotel shooting

UPDATE @ 11:28 a.m. (March 12):

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We’re continuing to work to find answers to the status of the man taken into custody by detectives Friday for questioning about the fatal shooting at Hampton Inn in Fairborn last week.

Police told this news organization Friday that any new information regarding the case would be released in the form of a press release.

INITIAL REPORT:

Fairborn police detectives held a 24-year-old man Friday afternoon for questioning about a fatal shooting Wednesday at the Hampton Inn in Fairborn, according to Fairborn Jail records and multiple law enforcement officers.

Michael D. McLendon, 24, of Dayton was booked into the jail just before 3:30 p.m. Friday. 

Michael D. McLendon, Fairborn City Jail

McLendon was convicted for aggravated robbery in 2013 in Montgomery County for a robbery that occurred on Oct. 6, 2010. He was sentenced to four years, with 241 days served, and was released on Aug. 24, 2017, according to court records. 

>> Fairborn hotel clerk shot to death: ‘Rare for this area to have that kind of violence’

McLendon was taken into custody Friday at the Eagle Ridge Apartments on Needmore Road. Around 2 p.m., officers gathered at the facility with guns drawn. McLendon exited a building on the apartment complex campus with his hands up. 

Police have not publicly identified a suspect or suspects in the slaying of Andrew Day, a 29-year-old Hampton Inn employee who died at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek after he was shot behind the hotel’s front desk. 

After the attack, police described the suspects involved as two young males wearing dark clothing who possibly fled in a a white late 1990s Buick-style sedan. 

>> Fairborn police investigate deadly Hampton Inn shooting at robbery

The hotel is between Interstate 675 and Colonel Glenn Highway, near the campus of Wright State University. 

A 911 caller told dispatchers about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday they had found the clerk shot behind the counter. He also said that others in the lobby were applying pressure to the victim’s wound as emergency crews responded to the scene. The caller also told police he believed the suspects may have fled as he was pulling into the hotel parking lot. 

Day was a 2007 graduate of Tecumseh High School and married his wife in 2013, according to Greene County Probate Court records. He also was a part-time photographer who worked with families “to capture special moments,” according to his social media.

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