According to Middletown police, they received a call that Halcomb had allegedly shot someone in the 400 block of Curtis Street at approximately 9:09 p.m. Riley was transported to an area hospital, where he died.
Police said a theft allegedly led to the shooting. A group of homeless people had gathered on Curtis Street when Halcomb allegedly stole some property from a female. Riley came to her defense and was killed by Halcomb, according to police.
A woman called 911 screaming that Riley “had been shot in the side … he’s not breathing.”
The caller identified Halcomb as the shooter and gave a description of what he was wearing.
“Jason shot Will,” she screamed to people in the background.
Halcomb was found by officers the next morning at a Church Street residence and taken into custody without incident. The gun used in the shooting was also recovered, according to police.
When interviewed by detectives, Halcomb admitted to shooting Riley, according to court documents.
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