Arrests made after group makes up story about Middletown shooting

Arrests made after group makes up story about Middletown shooting

Several people are facing charges after a woman was shot early Saturday morning during apparent gun play inside a Middletown apartment.

Police responded to Atrium Medical Center about 11:10 a.m. on a report of a gunshot victim. They found Kyrah Buckley, 20, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., had suffered a gunshot to the shoulder.

Several people at the hospital, including Mark Burgin and Tiyon Mincey, told officers Buckley and others were walking along trails in the wooded area at Miami University Middletown “when a shot rang out somewhere in the woods and when they turned around they observed Kyrah to be on the ground,” according to the report.

With further investigation, detectives determined Buckley had actually been shot during gun play at a Kensington Ridge apartment where Burgin and Mincey live, according to Lt. Scott Reeve.

“They made up the story about being in the woods at (Miami University Middletown),” Reeve said, noting officers spent time looking for evidence there. But they were eventually able to get a correct story through questioning and by serving a search warrant.

A 17-year-old girl, also from Lawrenceburg, Ind., who allegedly shot Buckley is charged with negligent assault and obstructing official business. A 15-year-old Lawrenceburg, Ind., girl was charged with obstructing official business.

Burgin, 19, and Mincey, 19, are each charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, inducing panic, obstructing official business and failure to report a crime, all misdemeanors. Mincey is also charged with tampering with evidence, a which is a felony.

Mincey was arraigned Monday in Middletown Municipal Court and is scheduled to be back in court next month for a preliminary hearing. He is free on bond.

Burgin failed to appear for arraignment Monday and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

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