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Man killed and shooter in Dayton killing had criminal history


A Dayton man called 911 Thursday to say he shot a man in the head during a scuffle inside his apartment.

  • Shooting happened in 2200 block of Catalpa Drive
  • 911 caller said man asked for money
  • Caller said he took man’s gun, shot him in scuffle
  • Man killed ID’d as Jerry Dewayne Henderson, 47.

  • Shooting happened in 2200 block of Catalpa Drive
  • 911 caller said man asked for money
  • Caller said he took man’s gun, shot him in scuffle
  • Man killed ID’d as Jerry Dewayne Henderson, 47.

UPDATE @ 12:40 p.m. (Dec. 2):

The man shot a killed during an apparent home invasion on Catalpa Drive had a lengthy criminal record, including multiple drug convictions in Montgomery County.

Jerry Henderson, 47, of Dayton, was convicted on four separate occasions for possession of cocaine, including convictions in 2000, 2003, 1999 and 1997, according to court records.

Henderson also was convicted for felonious assault in October 2009.

According to a Dayton police report, several firearms, bullets and cocaine were recovered at the crime scene on Catalpa.

The man who reported the shooting and said he shot Henderson also has a criminal history including convictions for trafficking heroin and cocaine, according to court records.

The reported shooter is not in custody and it will be up to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office to determine if any charges will be filed against the shooter.

UPDATE @ 8:22 a.m. (Dec. 2):

The man shot and killed on Catalpa Drive has been identified as Jerry Dewayne Henderson, 47, of Dayton-area, according to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

UPDATE @ 5:30 p.m.

A Dayton man who called 911 to say he shot a man said the gunshot victim came to his door asking for extortion money.

“I got in a fight with him and I just shot him,” the caller said. “He knocked on the door. He came in and we were talking.”

Police said investigators are primarily calling this a home invasion. The shooter told detectives he knew the gunshot victim and let him inside while they talked about money.

That’s when the incident escalated, according to the 911 call. The caller said when he refused to hand over money, they began to fight. During the struggle, the caller said he took the man’s gun from him and shot him in the head, according to the call.

Although the shooting happened inside the apartment complex, police taped off the are in front.

“I looked outside and I didn’t really know, I seen like the fire truck, so I was just thinking somebody was going to the hospital and then I seen all the police cars,” said Tilani Edwards, who woke up to the scene at the apartment building next door to hers. “To me, it’s not really too shocking, you know, there’s a lot of stuff that goes on over there, but for somebody to get killed it’s like, wow, and it is like next door.”

The names of the gunshot victim and shooter have not been released.

Police said that ultimately it will be up to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office to decide whether the shooter will be charged or the case presented to a grand jury for review.

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UPDATE @ 4:25 p.m.

A woman who lives next to the building where the fatal shooting happened today saw the fire trucks outside and initially thought someone was ill or injured. Then Tilani Edwards noticed all the police activity and knew it was much worse.

“At first I was shocked because I was woken up to it,” she said, also noting that it was “next door.”

In the area there has been a lot of shots fired, she said, but it’s the first time she’s been aware of a shooting death. While Edwards said she agreed that violence is out of control in the Dayton area, she said she is not in fear for her safety or someone coming into her apartment.

“I stay in my home and try not to be in the midst of anything,” she said. “No one has ever bothered me or my kids … I don’t have any concerns.”

UPDATE @ 1:51 p.m.

A 911 caller told dispatchers he shot a man after the man came into his apartment asking for extortion money.

“I got in a fight with him and I just shot him,” the male caller said. “He knocked on the door. He came in and we were talking.”

The caller said when he refused to give the man money, a scuffle ensued.

During a scuffle with the man, the caller said he took the man’s gun from him and shot the man in the head, according to the call.

The coroner’s office is currently on the scene.

We’re working to learn if anyone is being detained in this shooting case.

UPDATE @ 1:36 p.m.

The Montgomerh County Coroner’s office has responded to a reported shooting on Catalpa Drive this afternoon.

Crime scene tape is surrounding an apartment building and multiple cruisers remain on the scene.

We’re still working to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the incident.

INITIAL REPORT:

A shooting has been reported on Catalpa Drive this afternoon.

Initial emergency dispatch reports were the shooting happened in the 2000 block of Catalpa Drive around 12:45 p.m.


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