Woman jailed in Dayton shooting that reportedly stemmed from misunderstanding, argument

UPDATE @ 3:52 p.m.:

A morning shooting appears to have stemmed from an argument between two women according to Dayton police.

“After a preliminary investigation, it appears a misunderstanding led to a verbal altercation between two females, which then escalated to violence,” said Sgt. Mike Godsey. “At last check the victim is still in critical condition.”

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Police have one person in custody connected to the case.

The case will be presented to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office for the consideration of charges, according to Godsey.

“While detectives have interviewed several witnesses, we welcome the opportunity to speak with anyone else who may have information,” he said.

UPDATE @ 2:10 p.m.:

A woman was arrested at the scene of a Maryland Avenue shooting was booked on suspicion of felonious assault.

Kristy Powell, 28, was taken into custody this morning, according to the Miami Valley Jails website.

No formal charges have been filed against Powell.

UPDATE @ 6:12 a.m.:

A woman who lives across from where the shooting occurred said she didn’t hear the gunshots, but learned about the incident when police told her about it.

“It’s getting scary around here,” said the woman who asked not to be identified. “I know the girl who got shot. I don’t wish bad on anybody, I don’t want anybody to die, that’d be awful.”

She said she’s lived in the neighborhood for the past 15 years, but it’s declined the past four years. She said there needs to be more police patrols because there seems to be a rise in crimes, as cars have been broken into, there’s been fights and house fires.

UPDATE @ 4:30 a.m: The female victim who was shot in the head by another woman on Maryland Avenue Monday morning is "alive and talking," said Lt. Matt Beavers with the Dayton Police Department.

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Crews responded to the home in the 200 block just before 3 a.m. and found a woman on the porch with a gunshot wound to the head.

The details surrounding the shooting are still under investigation, though police say the female suspect, who lives at the residence, admitted to shooting the woman and is being cooperative.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with injuries considered serious, which prompted authorities to call homicide units to the scene, Lt. Beavers said.

The relationship between the victim and suspect are unclear at this time.

Both women, whose names were not released, are only described as being in their late 20s or early 30s.

We’ll continue to update this story as more details become available.


Crews are responding to a reported shooting that occurred on Maryland Avenue early Monday morning.

Initial reports indicate at least one person was shot in the 200 block just before 3 a.m.

We are on our way to the scene and will continue to update this story.

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