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Middletown man shot and killed; police looking for person of interest

Posted at 8:25 AM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 11:28:06-04

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A Middletown man was shot and killed Monday night in his home, and police are searching for a person of interest, according to the Journal-News

Police were called to the 1400 block of Yankee Road at 7:44 p.m. and found John Booker, 36, seriously injured from gunfire. He was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

Early Tuesday morning, Major Scott Reeve said detectives are looking for a person of interest in the killing, Dhameer Haamid Scott, 24, of Prospect Avenue in Middletown.

Scott has a distinctive dollar sign tattoo on the front of his neck, according to police. Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call Middletown police at 513-425-7700 or Detective Steve Winters at 513-425-7786. Police said Scott should be considered armed and dangerous and not approached.