Teenager shot and killed, former boyfriend arrested in Dayton: What we know now


LaShonda Childs, 17, was shot and later died after an incident in Dayton, and her former boyfriend has been arrested.

Here’s what we know now about this incident:

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Childs shot, driven to Grandview

Childs died early Wednesday morning after she was shot Tuesday and driven to Grandview Medical Center. 

Police were dispatched to multiple scenes for the incident. Part of Shoop Avenue was blocked off, and investigators went to Grandview Medical Center once it was learned a victim had been taken there.

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Childs made a pleas to 911 dispatcher

Childs called 911 before the shooting, giving the dispatcher a Shoop Avenue address and Trendell Goodwin’s name and description.

“This dude got a gun pointed to my boyfriend’s head,” Childs told the 911 dispatcher on Tuesday. “I’ve got a restraining order on him. The police told me to call when I see him. I gave you the address. Can’t you just send somebody out there? I’m scared. He’s got a gun. I can’t talk … I can’t talk. I’m in a bad situation.”

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Former boyfriend arrested later

Goodwin, 28 and Childs’ former boyfriend, was later arrested at a residence on Mumma Avenue. He was apprehended at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, and he is being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a preliminary count of felonious assault.

A Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson said Wednesday that investigators will meet this afternoon to review possible murder charges against Goodwin.

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That former boyfriend has a past of abuse allegations

Goodwin allegedly hit and bit LaShonda Childs in February and recently threatened to kill another woman who suggested he get help after he posted about suicide on Facebook, according to Dayton police records.

On Feb. 19, 2018, Goodwin was arrested after Childs told police he hit her in the face and bit her left shoulder during an argument about text messages involving another woman.

“Childs had a fresh bite mark on her left shoulder,” a Dayton police officer wrote. “The left side of her face was swollen where she claimed Goodwin hit her. She also had …abrasions on the right side of her neck and her nose was bleeding at one point.”

Family speaks out

Childs’ brother, Jaylon, said his younger sister had a bright spirit.

“She was really in the process of leaving this time, but it was basically a fatal attraction,” Jaylon told this news organization. “Whatever happens to him, we can’t get our sister back, but as long as justice is served, there may be some peace.”


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