The holidays are typically a time for celebration, but they can also be a heartbreaking time for people who have lost loved ones to violence. Just last year, there were more than a dozen unsolved homicides in Dayton. As part of a year-end Crime Stoppers series, 2 NEWS is following up with detectives as they try to crack those cases.
“Victims deserve justice, and I think that’s how we’ll get it through, taking these folks to court and holding them responsible for what they’ve done,” says Dayton Police Major Brian Johns.
Dayton Police want to know who’s responsible for Carl Allen’s death. His toddler daughter was with him in the car when he was shot and then crashed.
Police were dispatched to James H. McGee Boulevard and Edison Street around 3 a.m. May 22, 2017. When they arrived, they found a mangled 2011 black Kia Forte and 25-year-old Carl Allen dead.
“It then went into the median. It hit several trees. It actually did a rollover,” describes Dayton Police Detective William Geiger.
Carl didn’t die from the crash; he had been shot in the neck.
“Outside of the vehicle was that individual’s two-year-old child,” says Geiger. “Miraculously she survived the accident. She did have minor injuries, but she did survive it.”
Dayton Police have been able to piece together a timeline leading up to the shooting, but have never made an arrest.
“We do believe at this time that he was traveling to the friend’s house and going to pick up his friend as he had planned to do so, and something had happened along the way,” Geiger.
There were a number of people who witnessed the aftermath of the crash, but police want to know what happened before. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP or 937-222-7867. Tips can remain anonymous and you could earn a cash reward.