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An 18-year-old Dayton man was indicted on murder and other charges in connection to the fatal shooting of a woman in November, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. 

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Jayland Redd was indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury on one count of murder and five other firearm-related charges in the shooting death of La’Peetra Dawson on Millicent Avenue. 

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Dawson was sitting on a couch inside the home on Millicent Avenue Nov. 14 when a car drove past and fired several shots at the home, Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck said in a media release.

“One of those bullets went through the wall of the house and struck (Dawson), killing her,” Heck said. 

Redd was arrested Nov. 27 at a home on Lorenz Avenue and has remained booked in the Montgomery County Jail. 

Redd is also accused of being involved in a pursuit with Huber Heights police and other jurisdictions on Nov. 26.

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It was not immediately known if Redd is facing any charges connected to the pursuit. 

Redd will be arraigned on charges connected to the homicide Dec. 11. 


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