Death – Henry Lamar Harris indicted in murder of Lajuan Black in Wentworth Avenue

Dayton man Henry Lamar Harris charged in the 2021 July shooting death of Lajuan Black in Wentworth Avenue

Lajuan Black Death : A Dayton man, Henry Lamar Harris, has been indicted on counts related to a shooting incident in Wentworth Avenue that left one person dead and another injured in June 2021.

According to Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. Dayton police were dispatched to Wentworth Avenue on June 13, 2021, on reports of a shooting. When they arrived on the scene they found that two victims had been shot. They were both immediately transported to the hospital but one of the victims – later identified as 37-year-old Lajuan Black, died as a result of his injuries. The other victim survived.

Further investigation showed evidence that someone believed to be Harris fired into a car that the two victims, plus a third occupant, were sitting inside of. That person then fled the scene. On Wednesday, the Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted Harris forTwo counts of Murder

  • Five counts of Felonious Assault
  • One count of Discharge of a Firearm On or Near Prohibited Premises
  • One count of Having Weapons While Under Disability – the prior offense of violence
  • One count of Having Weapons While Under Disability – prior drug conviction

At the time of the shooting, Harris was out on a bond on two other pending cases. In one, he was indicted for assault on a police officer, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of cocaine, obstructing official business, and resisting arrest.

In the other case, he was indicted for receiving stolen property motor vehicle and aggravated possession of drugs. Additionally, just three months before the shooting he had been granted intervention in lieu of conviction for aggravated possession of drugs plea.

Harris is currently being held in the Montgomery County Jail and will be arraigned on January 18, 2022, at 8:30 a.m.

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