HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WDTN) – The Montgomery County coroner has identified the teen killed in a shooting Sunday afternoon.
According to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, 19-year-old Evan Lewis was the victim killed in a shooting near the intersection of Bellefontaine Road and Hilgeford Drive in Huber Heights.
Accoridng to Lt. William Dulaney of the Huber Heights Police Division, police were called to the area around 2 p.m. Sunday. Lewis was shot in the torso and transported to Miami Valley Hospital, where he later died, Lt. Dulaney said.
“I saw that guy take his last breath,” said Stacy Davis, a neighbor who rushed outside to help the victim. “And it’s pretty bad.”
Davis said she went outside after hearing five gunshots. That’s when she saw Lewis running down the street before he collapsed, she said, with the suspect chasing after him and then running away.
“When I saw the guy collapse, I had to help,” Davis said. “It was natural instincts to go and help.”
One woman called 911 and started performing CPR, Davis said, and another used a shirt to try to contain the bleeding.
Davis said she talked to the victim to keep him awake.
“The ladies that did kick in and help – they’re a miracle,” she said. “They are. We all tried.”
Police believe the shooting happened inside a residence before the victim and suspect ran outside, Dulaney said. Authorities found the suspect in a different location and took him into custody after getting a description from witnesses, he added.
The suspect was taken to a local hospital after complaining of chest pains, Lt. Dulaney said.
Investigators are trying to piece together the moments leading up to the shooting, he added.
“We’re just trying to figure out exactly what happened,” Lt. Dulaney explained. “We’re locating the scenes. We’ve got different scenes here. And locating witnesses, speaking to them.”
“The person needs to pay for what he did,” Davis said. “He needs to pay for his crime. He took a life. He needs to pay.”