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$1M bond set for man charged with teen’s shooting death in Middletown

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Posted at 9:58 AM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 19:28:07-05

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A Middletown man charged with murder for allegedly shooting and killing a teen Friday night was arraigned this morning in Middletown Municipal Court.

Judge James Sherron set bond at $1 million for Mezahn Demarco Amison, 21, of Manchester Avenue, who is charged with murder in the death of Zachary Wallace, 16.

According to Middletown Police Maj. Scott Reeve, the shooting was the result of an “ongoing conflict” between Wallace and Amison.

Officers were dispatched about 6:25 p.m. to the area of Casper and Iglehart streets on a report of a person shot and unresponsive.

Wallace was transported to Atrium Medical Center, where he died.

According to court documents obtained by the Journal-News, Wallace was shot five times.

Amison saw Wallace walking on Manchester Avenue, got out of a vehicle and “shot (Wallace) five times, causing his death,” according to the complaint.

Amison drove to Trenton, where he was located by officers on Mars Drive and taken into custody. A 16-year-old boy was arrested along with Amison and is charged with obstructing official business.