Dayton’s first homicide of 2014 goes unsolved

Homicide scene on Parnell Avenue. (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Dayton police are hoping you can help them solve the city’s first homicide of 2014.

The fatal shooting happened on Parnell Avenue just before noon on January 8.

Officers were called to investigate reports of shots fired and when they arrived, they found Ronald Harris, 57, dead in his home.

Witnesses told police they saw two suspects running away and with the help of a nearby nursing home’s surveillance camera, police think they have video of the two men.

“There was a confrontation at the front door, so we are not sure exactly how it went down, but we do know that one shot was fired from the outside into the storm door and they did not make entry,” said Sgt. Richard Blommel, Dayton Police Department.

“One’s wearing a tan coat and the other is wearing a dark colored coat. We’re hoping people can identify these suspects which may lead us to solving the murder,” said Detective Cayce Cantrell, Dayton Police Department.

Call Crime Stoppers at 222-7867 if you have any information about this crime. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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