Person of interest arrested in Dayton’s Caliph Court murder

Update@6:09 p.m. (Jan. 8):

A person of interest in the December Caliph Court murder was arrested Monday on unrelated charges, Dayton police announced Monday.

Anton Hurston Jr., 19, was being held in the Montgomery County Jail Monday evening after being arrested Monday morning. He’s being held on probation violation charges.

Dayton police homicide detectives said they will meet with prosecutors this week regarding potential charges in the murder of Dauntiaunna Brown, 18. She was gunned down in the 1400 block of Tampa Avenue in December.

“I mean honestly, if that's the right person who actually did it, then it's a good thing because nobody deserves to lose a child and the person just go free,” neighbor Mynia Daniels said of Hurston’s arrest.

Brown's friends and family have kept balloons up and candles burning at her unused apartment ever since her death, they said.

UPDATE @10:30 a.m.

A SWAT standoff related to a fatal shooting where an 18-year-old woman was killed has ended.

Four people were in the home in the 1400 block of Tampa Avenue when police made entry. The shooting suspect was not inside, but one person was arrested on an unrelated traffic incident, police said.

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UPDATE @ 8:45 a.m. 

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman killed in an overnight shooting on Caliph Court as Dontiaunna Brown, 18, of Dayton.

Brown’s cause of death has not been officially ruled and an autopsy is scheduled for later today.

Dayton police and SWAT continue to surround a home in the 1400 block of Tampa Avenue where investigators said a suspect is believed to be barricaded inside.

We’ll update this page as we learn more.

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UPDATE @ 8:20 a.m. 

Police and SWAT have surrounded a home in the 1400 block of Tampa Avenue in Dayton where an overnight shooting suspect is believed to be barricaded inside, according to Dayton police.

Officers have blocked off the area and are demanding the occupants to exit the house, according to our crew on the scene.

Police confirmed to our crew the subject of the SWAT callout is connected to the overnight shooting on Caliph Court where an 18-year-old woman was killed.

We’ll update this page as we learn more.

UPDATE @ 3:05 a.m. 

An 18-year-old woman was shot and killed inside an apartment on Caliph Court early Saturday morning, according to Dayton police.

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The woman was found suffering from a gunshot wound to her neck around 1:25 a.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Dayton police Sgt. Theodore Trupp.

Trupp said it was too early in their investigation to determine what led to the shooting and police do not have any suspects.

Additional details about the investigation were not available.

The identity of the woman has not been released, pending notification of family.


Police and medics have responded to a report of a person shot on Caliph Court in Dayton early Saturday morning.

Emergency crews responded to the 5000 block of Caliph Court around 1:25 a.m. after the incident was reported.

Officers are reportedly looking in the area for at least one suspect and have requested a K9 officer to the scene, according to initial reports.

The condition of the victim was not immediately known.

We have a crew on the way and we’ll update this page as we learn more.

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