New details emerge about 3 teens accused in shooting death near alter fest

Ronnie Bowers/Routsong Funeral Home
Ronnie Bowers/Routsong Funeral Home

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Police believe they now know who pulled the trigger killing 16-year-old Ronnie Bowers over Labor Day weekend.

2 News was able to obtain a copy of court documents relating to the teens second court appearance on Tuesday.  They reveal that two of the juveniles are now pointing the finger at the third as the shooter.

According to court documents, the 14-year-old suspect was seen showing off a gun in the park earlier that day where Bowers was shot.

One of the 16-year olds also told police, after the shooting, he helped get rid of the gun.   The juvenile told police he tossed weapon in a laundry room trash can in his apartment building on Brownleigh Road.

According to court documents, both teens pegged the other 16-year old as the shooter.

Police obtained a search warrant to take DNA samples from all 3 and comb the laundry room where the suspected gun used in the shooting was found.

The next court date for the teens has been set for October 26th.  All three will remain in custody at the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center until their next hearing. 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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