Vigil remembers 13-month-old killed

Vigil for Elijah Johnson (WDTN Photo/Ken Jarosik)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dozens gathered Saturday afternoon to pay tribute to a 13-month-old killed by gunfire.

The community prayed for Elijah J. Johnson near the site where he was shot on Queens Avenue January 14. Johnson was caught in the crossfire during a triple shooting. Police believe the 25-year-old man holding him was the intended targeted.

As members of the community gathered for their own vigil, a memorial service was held for the little boy at Evergreen Baptist Church, 519 E. Locust Street, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.

Authorities have arrested several people in connection with the shooting. Police confirmed Dontay King and Shawn Smith are officially being considered suspects. Montgomery County prosecutors are now considering charges, including murder. 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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