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Victim's family, friends leave M&Ms at fatal shooting site in Wilmington

No suspects in killing of Michael D. Melvin
Posted at 8:11 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 19:34:50-04

WILMINGTON, Ohio  — Instead of flowers, friends and family left boxes and bags of M&Ms at the site of a man’s overnight shooting death.

Michael Melvin, a 38-year-old father of two, had been nicknamed after the candy. According to Barbara Greene, who attended the vigil, his loved ones knew him as a devoted father and a kind-hearted friend.

He was discovered shot to death in the driver’s seat of his car early Tuesday morning.

“It’s sad that his children is going to be missed by his father and the heartaches these kids have to go through,” Greene said. “Come on, world. Life is too short. We need to get it together.”

In a news release, Wilmington Police Department investigators said they had not identified any suspects in the incident since discovering Melvin’s body on Grant Street at 2:34 a.m.

When they do, Greene said she has a message for them: “You need to pay. You need to confess why you did this, how come you did this, and I hope you get what you got coming when you took the kids’ father away from them. It’s sad.”

Police ask anyone with information to call them at (937) 382-3833.