The Butler County Coroner’s Office said Shamel died of gunshot wounds.
A woman placed a 911 call and said an intruder had shot her son.
“Someone just barged in and shot my son,” the caller said. “I need an ambulance right away.”
When the dispatcher asked if he was conscious, the woman answered, “he is still breathing. He is gasping.”
As the dispatcher gathered information for police and paramedics en route, the mother said while crying, “Darrian? Ma’am he is gone. He’s gone.”
Shamel’s homicide was one of two in Hamilton during June. James M. Williams, 38, of Hamilton was reportedly shot in the 500 block of North Ninth Street on Jun 27. Multiple 911 calls were received reporting a victim had been shot in the chest, according to scanner traffic. Williams was transported to Fort Hamilton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
In July, Hamilton police Chief Craig Bucheit said the homicides are not related. Williams’ homicide remains unsolved.
The city’s last homicide of the year happened on the night of Dec. 27. Daiquon Peterson, 25, of Lane Street, died at a Dayton Hospital from a gunshot wound to the head. Peterson was shot about 8:20 p.m. in a vehicle in the 2300 block of Dixie Highway. There have been no arrests.