Police: Shooting of 17-year-old Middletown girl came after argument with boyfriend


Police are continuing to search for a Middletown teen who is accused of shooting a 17-old-girl at her residence Thursday night.

A warrant for the arrest of Daniel Calhoun, 19, on charges of felonious assault and having weapons under disability was issued Friday through Middletown Municipal Court. He is accused of shooting the girl in the pelvis.

Major Scott Reeve said people present at the house and witnesses were not truthful at the beginning of the investigation about what happened.

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Officers were called to a residence in the 1300 block of Young Street about 10:40 p.m. The girl was in the living room suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim’s brother told police he was walking on Young getting ready to cross 14th Avenue when he heard two gunshots and saw an SUV driving away. He said he heard his sister scream and found her shot in the alley, then carried her into the house.

The teen’s mother called 911 reporting her daughter had been shot.

“I think my daughter was shot in the alley,” the mother told dispatchers. “My daughter was in the alley and she just came in and she said she was shot. She is bleeding… she is starting to lose consciousness.”

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Reeve said an investigation revealed the girl was shot in her bedroom and pointed to Calhoun as the shooter. He added the teen’s mother told the dispatcher information relayed to her by another person. The incident stemmed from a boyfriend/girlfriend argument, police say.

On Monday, Reeve said detectives believe the shooting was purposeful.

“He (Calhoun) is still running. He hasn’t turned himself in,” Reeve said. “It believe it was a purposful act.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Middletown police at 513-425-7700 or Detective Ken Mynhier at 513-425-7720.

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