Coroner identifies 13-year-old girl fatally shot at Dayton gathering

Miami Valley News

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The Dayton Police Department is investigating three shootings that happened over the Fourth of July weekend.

Lieutenant Jason Hall with the Dayton Police Department said two of those shootings were fatal and are being investigated as homicides.

The first incident happened on the 5500 block of West Riverview Avenue Sunday just before 1 p.m. Hall said officers were called to the scene on reports of a dead body found. When officers arrived, they found the body of an adult male in the wooded area with a gunshot wound. Police are waiting for the victim’s identification from the coroner. Hall said the body appeared to have been “involved in fire.”

Police are also investigating a homicide where a 13-year-old girl was fatally shot at a gathering at her home on the 2200 block of Kipling Drive Monday. The Montgomery County Coroner identified the girl Tuesday as Inyah Ford. Hall said two people were arguing in the home when weapons were brought out and shots were fired. Ford was shot and taken to the hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Hall said Ford is believed to have been a bystander in the incident. He said police are looking for 20-year-old Shamarr Bodine as a person of interest in the incident.

Shamarr Bodine
Police are looking for person of interest Shamarr Bodine as part of their homicide investigation. (Photo/Dayton Police)

A person was also shot Saturday on Hoover Avenue. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Hall said police have already identified persons of interests in the incident and have secured a warrant.

If you have any information on these shootings, contact Dayton Police at (937) 333-COPS or Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-STOP.

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