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Dayton Man Indicted In Shooting Of Two Teens

The shooting of the two teens was front and center at an center at a September meeting of organizations gathered in Dayton to talk about gun violence.
Jerry Kenney
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The shooting of the two teens was front and center at an center at a September meeting of organizations gathered in Dayton to talk about gun violence.

A Dayton man has been indicted for the shooting death of two teens on August 28, of this year.

The two 17-year-olds, Javier Harrison and Devin Henderson, were shot by a homeowner in the 800 block of Conners St. in Dayton.

Authorities say 63-year-old Victor Santana found the teens in his unattached garage. Santana said at the time he immediately called 911 to report the shooting.

Details released Thursday indicate both teens were shot in the back. Javier Harrison was also shot in the arm and thigh.

Investigators say Santana's claims about the shooting did not meet the standards for a self-defense claim.

State lawmakers recently proposed a so-called Stand Your Ground measure to protect people who use lethal force if they believe their lives are at risk. The measure failed to pass.

Santana is in police custody and faces four counts of murder, five counts of felonious assault and one count of attempt to commit murder.

Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.