Teen gets 9 years in fatal shooting
An 18-year-old Trotwood man who shot and killed his girlfriend in a bedroom at his home will spend the next nine years behind bars.
Tyrell Daunte Erby opted not to have a jury trial and was convicted of reckless homicide last month by a judge in the Feb. 3 death of 20-year-old Taylor McKee of Union at his Horrell Road home.
Erby pleaded guilty on Aug. 23 to tampering with evidence and obstructing official business, according to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.
When police responded to Erby’s home, they found McKee in a bedroom, but Erby said she had been shot while walking outside. He told police he brought her inside but later admitted he shot her inside the bedroom, prosecutors said.
Two women who fled in a car after an alleged theft at the Englewood Walmart remain on the run after crashing the car in Trotwood, police said.
Englewood police were dispatched to the Walmart at 7725 Hoke Road on Thursday morning after employees reported a theft in progress, Englewood police Sgt. Mike Lang said.
The theft suspects left the store in a maroon Pontiac sedan, but were quickly pulled over by Englewood police.
The male driver was taken out of the car by police, and while being questioned by officers, a woman in the passenger seat jumped into the driver’s seat and took off.
Police shortly pursued the vehicle but terminated the pursuit, Lang said.
After terminating the pursuit, officers continued to search the area for the vehicle.
The car was found unoccupied, crashed into a ditch, and on fire on Salem Avenue near Shiloh Springs Road.
The two women, wanted for the theft at Walmart, had fled the scene on foot before police arrived on scene of the crash.
The two suspects remain on the run, but Lang said police know who they are.
The man first questioned by police during the traffic stop was not involved in the theft, but is facing charges stemming from previous driving offenses.