Kettering Police respond to shots fired call


Shawn Michael McNary Mugshot - Montgomery County Jail

Kettering, Ohio – On Monday, November 1, 2021, the Kettering Police Department responded to a call of shots fired. 911 received a call saying that there were gunshots coming from inside an apartment building located at 532 Aberdeen Avenue. Kettering Police report that the caller went into the hall when they heard the shots and was met by a male with a gone. The caller went back into their apartment and called 911.

Kettering Police sent multiple units to the scene. Officers evacuated residents from 532, 526, and 538 Aberdeen Avenue. Police say that the evacuation went smoothly and that no one was injured during it or by the shots that had been fired.

The Kettering Special Weapons & Tactics (SWAT) and Beavercreek Regional Emergency Response Team (RERT) also responded to the scene. The Kettering Police Department says that SWAT and RERT took command of the scene once they arrived. SWAT and RERT opened communications with the resident of 532 Aberdeen who fired the gunshots and ordered him to exit the building.

A male suspect who met the description provided by the 911 caller exited the building without incident. Police arrested a 45-year-old black male on charges of aggravated menacing, discharging firearms where prohibited, using weapons while intoxicated, and inducing panic. Kettering Police say that prosecutors are reviewing formal charges and detectives continue to investigate the incident.

Kettering Police did not identify the man they arrested. However, Montgomery County Jail Records show that Kettering Police booked Shawn Michael McNary into the Jail on August 2, 2021, at 8:05 A.M. on identical offenses. Jail records indicate that bail was set at $32,500 on those charges. The Jail’s records also list McNary as residing at the Aberdeen Avenue apartment complex where the shots fired incident occurred.

Shawn Michael McNary Prison/Parole Mugshot - Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction

Jail records also show that McNary has been charged with improperly discharging a firearm within a school safety zone and is being held without bail on that charge. Jail records indicate that McNary is also being held on parole violations. Records of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction show that McNary was paroled from the Madison Correctional Institute on October 28, 2017. McNary was on 5-years of supervised parole for March 27, 2014, convictions for Aggravated Burglary and Abduction. McNary’s Parole terms included not possessing any firearms or ammunition.

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