Funeral set for boy in murder/suicide involving Army vet; mom improving

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Latest: Murder-Suicide in Miami Twp.

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Family and friends will gather Tuesday morning for the funeral for Carter Clemons, 6, slain Feb. 1 in a shooting at a Miami Twp. apartment that left his mother wounded.

Visitation is to begin at 10 a.m., with an 11 a.m. service at Greater St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 4200 Germantown Pike.

Carter Clemons (Courtesy/family/H.H. Roberts Mortuary)
Carter Clemons (Courtesy/family/H.H. Roberts Mortuary)

Carter is to be interred at West Memory Gardens. H. H. Roberts Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

In another development, the condition of his mother has been upgraded.

Di’eshia Patterson, who police believe was critically wounded by her boyfriend in the apartment they shared in, is now in serious condition, according to Kettering Medical Center.

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Police have said they believe Patterson, 27, and her 6-year-old son were shot by Jovonie L. McClendon Jr., shortly before he took his life in a video witnesses said they saw on Facebook Live.

The shootings occurred on Sagebrook Drive, off Spring Valley Road between the Dayton Mall and Austin Landing.

A hospital spokeswoman said she could not provide any further details on the status of Patterson.

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These 911 calls were made by friends of the deceased.

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McClendon, a 33-year-old U.S. Army veteran who worked for the U.S. Postal Service, called Miami Twp. police about 11:30 a.m. that day and told them he had just killed his girlfriend and her son, Miami Twp. Police Chief Ron Hess has said.

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Police responded to the scene as the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center received a series of calls with the last four callers telling authorities they were watching McClendon’s suicide on Facebook.

Police said after responding to the Sagebrook scene they did not hear any gunshots. Minutes later, they entered the apartment and found McClendon and the boy dead and Patterson wounded, Hess said.

Both deaths were from gunshot wounds to the head with McClendon’s being self-inflicted, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.


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