Man indicted in Middletown recording studio shooting death

A man has been indicted by a Butler County grand jury for murder in the February shooting death of Middletown man at a recording studio.

Willie Boyd Jr., 21, of addresses in Dayton and Franklin, is accused of firing three rounds from a handgun, hitting Jamelle C. Willis, 29, in the back during an argument on Feb. 16 at 2014 Tytus Ave.

Boyd fled from the scene, but turned himself into Middletown police after a warrant for his arrest was issued. He remains housed in the Butler County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.

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The sign on the business says Razors Edge, but business cards in the window indicate it is a recording studio called Collective Studio Inc. with Boyd listed as studio director.

When officers arrived at about 2 a.m. Feb. 16, they found Willis dead on the floor.

Detectives were told the victim and suspect are close friends and the shooting resulted from an argument inside the business at 2014 Tytus Ave.

Boyd is scheduled to be arraigned April 13 by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Jennifer McElfresh.

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