Terry Martin Obituary, Shot Dead – On Sunday night in Moraine, a tragic shooting incident occurred, resulting in the death of 19-year-old Terry Martin, a resident of Moraine. The shooting took place in the 2700 block of Gladstone Street and was reported to the police around 11:30 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, law enforcement officers discovered Martin had been shot three times, and unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation into the shooting revealed that a total of ten shots were fired at the house, with five of them striking the front door. Miraculously, Martin’s grandmother, who was inside the house at the time, narrowly escaped injury despite being in close proximity to the door during the shooting.
With the help of witnesses, the police were able to identify one of the suspects involved in the shooting. Subsequent investigation efforts led to the identification of a second suspect as well. The two individuals taken into custody and identified as the suspects in the case are Collin Merelo, an 18-year-old, and Eric Ball, a 19-year-old, both residents of Kettering.
During the execution of a search warrant, law enforcement officers located the vehicle used during the shooting. Furthermore, they discovered a weapon believed to have been used in the incident, as well as shell casings. These findings will likely play a significant role in the ongoing investigation.
Police revealed that one of the suspects, Eric Ball, had attended Fairmont High School with the victim, Terry Martin. It appears that there was a history of conflict between Ball and Martin, particularly on various social media platforms.
As of now, both Eric Ball and Collin Merelo have been booked into the Montgomery County Jail on charges of aggravated murder, according to online jail records. However, formal charges have not yet been filed, indicating that the investigation is still ongoing.
This tragic incident has left the community of Moraine shocked and saddened. The loss of a young life is always a profound tragedy, and the authorities are working diligently to bring justice to the victim and his family.