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Toledo man arrested, charged in homicide

Martel Miller, 22, found dead in North Toledo

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    Toledo police Det. Jeff Clark, left, and Lt. Dan Gerken investigate the scene of a homicide in North Toledo today.

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Toledo police Det. Jeff Clark, left, and Lt. Dan Gerken investigate the scene of a homicide in North Toledo today.

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A Toledo man has been arrested and charged in a homicide in North Toledo early today, authorities said.

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Toledo police said Jonathon Shelton, of the 800th block of North Ontario St., was charged with murder in the shooting death of Martel Miller, 22, also of Toledo. Mr. Shelton was to be booked into the Lucas County jail.

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Police responding to a report of a person shot arrived about 1:50 a.m. and found Miller dead in the 700 block of Locust Street near North Ontario Street, Toledo police said. He was shot at least once.

The death is the 21st homicide in Toledo and the 24th in the metro area this year.

Garry Krohn, 46, said he and his 19-year-old nephew were watching television when his nephew dove on the floor after hearing gunshots.

“I didn’t really know what was going on until he hit the floor,” Mr. Krohn said, noting his nephew really “freaked out.”

“By the time we got out, [the victim] was lying in my driveway by the sidewalk and he had a gun right in front of him,” Mr. Krohn said.

Mr. Krohn said he has lived in the neighborhood for more than two decades and has heard shots from time to time, but had never experienced a shooting death near his home.

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