Teens take plea deal in Ronnie Bowers’ shooting death

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Two of the three teens involved in the shooting death of Ronnie Bowers pled guilty as part of a plea deal Tuesday.

The plea is sealed, according to court officials — meaning that the details of the plea agreement will not be released to the public. The two teens are juveniles and were heard in juvenile court.

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2 NEWS does not release the names of juveniles who are tried in juvenile court.

The shooting happened just after 9:30 p.m. Sept. 4 on Willowdale Avenue near Ackerman Boulevard — several blocks away from a crowded AlterFest at Archbishop Alter High School.

According to authorities, 16-year-old Ronnie Bowers was an innocent bystander and had nothing to do with the altercation prior.

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Neither of the two juveniles, one is 14-years-old and the other is 16, who in court on Tuesday are believed to be the accused triggerman. The two peg another 16-year-old as the one who fired the gun.

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The 16-year-old who was in court Tuesday previously told police that after the shooting he helped get rid of the gun. He told police that he tossed the weapon in a laundry room trash can in his apartment building on Brownleigh Road.

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

The two will be sentenced at a later date, however since these documents are sealed, the actual sentence of the duo will not be made public.

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