Heaven Washington : Montgomery County Prosecutor Investigating Murder Charges in High-Speed Chase and Shooting Incident

Death – Obituary – Accident and Crime News : New Details Emerge in Shooting Death of Teenage Girl in Harrison Twp.

In a tragic incident that has shocked the community, 15-year-old Heaven Washington was fatally shot on November 17th in Harrison Township, Ohio. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the case, and the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing murder, complicity to commit murder, and tampering with evidence charges.

The incident occurred around 7 a.m. when sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a shooting near the intersection of Turner Road and Philadelphia Drive. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, two vehicles were involved in a shootout. Heaven Washington, who was a passenger in a 2010 white Chevrolet Impala, was struck by gunfire. The driver rushed her to Miami Valley Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Authorities believe that Heaven was an innocent victim caught in the crossfire and not the intended target. Sheriff Rob Streck expressed his condolences, stating, “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Heaven Washington during this difficult time. This heartbreaking incident serves as a stark reminder of how an ongoing street grudge can escalate to a fatal encounter.”

Detectives identified the second vehicle involved in the shooting as a Toyota RAV-4 with Maryland registration. The SUV fled the scene, but later in the day, detectives in unmarked patrol vehicles spotted it near the Englewood Meijer. A high-speed chase ensued, with the RAV-4 running red lights, reaching speeds of 70 mph, and nearly colliding with other vehicles.

The pursuit continued on Interstate 70 West, passing through New Lebanon and Farmersville. Eventually, detectives found the abandoned vehicle on Havermale Road. Court records show that the SUV’s GPS indicated an average speed of 109.8 mph during the chase.

Video surveillance revealed that the driver of the RAV-4 was identified as Moreland, who was later charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer in connection with the chase. Moreland’s sister, Denisha Tenae Taylor, was also a passenger in the vehicle and considered a person of interest. Taylor turned herself in and provided information to detectives.

The investigation is ongoing, and authorities urge anyone with information about the shooting to come forward. Tips can be submitted by calling 937-225-4665. The community remains devastated by the loss of Heaven Washington and hopes for justice to be served in this senseless act of violence.

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