UPDATE @ 2:52 p.m. (Nov. 29)
Lt. Andrew Booher with Dayton police said officers apprehended a 17-year-old male in connection with the Saturday shooting death of Benjamin Warner.
Benjamin Werner, 32, of Lebanon, has been identified as the fatality in the shooting in the 100 block of West Norman Avenue Saturday night, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.
A 911 caller reported hearing six or seven gunshots around 7:30 p.m. in the 100 block of West Norman Avenue. The caller also reported there was a car parked in back of a vacant house. Police found Werner’s body next to that car. No arrests have been made.
The victim was found face down next to a car behind an abandoned house, Dayton police Sgt. Ryan Halburnt said.
Neighbors reported to police that they heard shots fired and then a car leaving the area.
“Officers arrived and found a vehicle parked in the backyard of the vacant house. They approached and found an individual obviously deceased next to the vehicle,” Halburnt said.
The sergeant called the incident unusual for the neighborhood and said they are continuing to canvass the area for potential witnesses and are collecting evidence from the crime scene.