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Man charged with teen's murder in Middletown

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Posted at 10:58 PM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-07 09:18:06-05

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Police arrested and charged a 21-year-old man in connection with the shooting death of a teenager on the streets of Middletown Friday night, police said.

The shooting took place on Manchester Avenue at about 6:30, according to police. The victim attempted to run one block over to Casper Avenue, where officers found him while responding to the scene.

On Saturday, Middletown Police said Zachary Wallace, 16, died of multiple gunshot wounds after being transported to Atrium Hospital.

Police later arrested Mezahn Demarco Amison in Trenton and charged him with Wallace's murder. Police also arrested a 16-year-old who was with Amison and charged him with obstructing official business.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Middletown Police Det. Hughes at (513) 425-7733.