Man cleared of murder guilty on other charge

Awet Teskeste was arrested by Dayton Police in connection to a shooting Wednesday, November 18, 2015. (Photo: Montgomery County Jail)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said Friday that Awet Eugene Teskeste, 38, of Dayton has been found guilty after a bench trial for the November 2015 double shooting that occurred on North Gettysburg Avenue.

Teskeste was originally charged with murder back in 2015, but according to the Montgomery County Jail records, the murder charge had been cleared.

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On November 18, 2015, Teskeste fired multiple shots at a vehicle outside PC’s Lounge in the 2300 block of North Gettysburg Avenue.

At the time, Milton L. Davis-Thompkins, 29, and a woman were in the parked car.

Officials say Thompkins was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Officials also said the woman suffered serious injuries.

After trial Friday, a judge returned Teskeste’s guilty verdicts on two counts of Tampering with Evidence.

Teskeste is scheduled to be sentenced August 16. 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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