Suspect in Middletown shooting charged with murder

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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WDTN) – The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Middletown recording studio was charged with murder.

Willie Boyd, Jr.
Willie Boyd, Jr.

Police arrested 21-year-old Willie Boyd, Jr. on Thursday night. Friday morning, Boyd was arraigned in Middletown Municipal Court and charged with murder.

According to a statement from Middletown Police, officers were called to The Razor’s Edge, a recording studio, in the 2000 block of Tytus Avenue on a report of a shooting around 2:00 a.m. Thursday.

When police arrived they found 29-year-old Jamelle Willis, also known as 3 Stax, dead on the floor with a gunshot wound in his back.

Detectives learned there were other people inside the business during the shooting and before police arrived. Police say the investigation soon revealed Boyd was the person responsible for the shooting. According to investigators, Willis and Boyd were friends and the shooting happened after an argument inside the studio.

Boyd is due in court for a preliminary hearing Feb. 24.

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