Kettering police investigate homicide, neighbors say victim died too young

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KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – A man has died after being shot in Kettering Thursday evening, according to Kettering Police.

Kettering Police received a 911 call shortly before 8 pm and responded to the 5600 block of Coach Drive East. But when crews arrived, the victim, 28-year-old Mitchel “Max” Miller, had already been transported to Miami Valley South by a private vehicle with a life-threatening gunshot wound where he was pronounced dead at 8:17 pm.

According to an incident report from Kettering Police, it is being investigated as an aggravated robbery and aggravated murder. The report also says that the suspects wore masks and ransacked the residence. However, a 911 call on the incident says that he was shot when he and other people were mugged while walking to a nearby Speedway, but Officer Joe Ferrell said that was not confirmed.

Meghan Kaylor lives in a condo across the hall from Miller, and remembers him as a nice guy whose life was cut too short.

“It’s definitely super quiet, everyone is super nice around here and knows one another and it was definitely very unexpected,” said Kaylor. “It was very upsetting.”

Officer Joe Ferrell said Kettering Police have not investigated a homicide since 2015, so a case like this is rare.

“This area, especially Kettering is very, very safe, but obviously it can still happen,” said Ferrell.

2 NEWS is working to learn more about what exactly happened and will have additional details as they become available.

Mitchel worked as a paralegal at the Miami Valley Community Action Partnership, according to the incident report.

Anyone with information regarding the incident are asked to call Det. Vince Mason at 937-296-2583.

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