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UPDATE: 17- Year Old Arrested for Murder of Elderly Woman
UPDATE -- Dayton police confirm that a suspect has been arrested in the killing of 75-year old Take Gangloff.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday night and charged with Gangloff's murder.
No other details have been released.
DAYTON -- Police are asking for your help to catch a killer who's been on the run for almost a week. Investigators just released a picture of the victim Wednesday afternoon. They say Take Gangloff, 75, was shot in the head last Friday morning.
Police say the homicide is very upsetting to everyone at the department. The victim is a truly innocent elderly woman, who was minding her own business while walking to the bus stop.
Dayton police want you to be on the lookout for a light-colored, maybe silver in color, four-door sedan. They say it could possibly be a newer model Chevy Cruze or Kia Optima. It's considered a vehicle of interest in the shooting death of Gangloff.
Surveillance video from nearby buildings show Gangloff walking down Norwood Avenue near Mound Street, just like she did almost every day. Minutes later she reaches a park. Police say that's when a suspect walks up behind Gangloff, shoots her in the head, and runs away in the same direction as the car of interest. Right now investigators say they don't know who the killer is and they want your help to figure that out.
"This one, as you can imagine, is very near and dear to us because this woman never bothered anybody and there doesn't appear to be any motive at this time," said Dayton Police Sgt. Richard Blommell.
If you have any information, call 937-222-7867 (222-STOP). You can remain anonymous.
UPDATE: Dayton police released new pictures and surveillance video from the execution-style murder of a 75-year-old woman. Police say Take Gangloff was near an RTA bus stop on Mound Avenue Friday morning when it appears someone came up behind her and shot her.
Police released some surveillance of the crime, along with a picture of a light colored sedan. Detectives want to talk to whoever was in that car.
Officers say this crime is especially disturbing since it appears there is no motive. Police as asking if you have any information at all about the crime to please call them at 333-COPS.
DAYTON -- Cars and buses run through Norwood Avenue all day long, but police have yet to find witnesses to Friday morning's homicide.
"There were people on the bus but they just pulled around the corner on the route and saw her laying there so there was no one around when it happened," said Supervisor For Dayton police homicide Unit Richard Blommel.
Right now police are investigating the shooting death of an elderly woman on Norwood Avenue near Mound Street. Take Gangloff, 75, of Dayton was found dead at 5:41 a.m. Friday. The body was reportedly found laying face down on the sidewalk and did not appear to be moving.
Just before 6 a.m., an RTA bus driver spotted the body and called police. Right now, investigators have no idea who shot her or why.
"One of our drivers just saw a woman that is face-down, unresponsive," said the caller in the 9-1-1 call.
This is the picture just released to us by police. This car was caught on surveillance camera in the area around the time shooting happened. Police would like to talk to whoever was driving and see if they saw anything. The car is described as a:
Homicide detectives and forensic investigators came back during the daylight to try and piece together the little clues they can. Right now, the only thing they tell us is that she had one bullet wound.
The shooting happened right across the street from a daycare.
"Right across the street from daycare center. Somebody killed her for nothing. And that doesn't make any sense man, the Lord is not going to bless anybody for that," said Raymond Lillard of Dayton
Police said she lived in the neighborhood and was known by a lot of people on the bus because she had a familiar schedule.
"She got up early and liked to walk the neighborhood before she started her daily activities, whether shopping or going to work, whatever; and for some reason this morning somebody decided to take her life," said Blommel.
"That is a doggone shame because she rides the bus every day and people knew her," said Lillard.
Police say they are taking this random shooting very personal.
"She never did anything wrong, stayed on the right side of the law, lived life, never bothered anyone," said Blommel. "That's what's concerning... that there's somebody out there willing to take the life of a 75-year-old innocent woman. That's what ticks us off."
Police are also scanning the neighborhood for all surveillance video. Police are asking the public to call 937-333-2677 (COPS) if they heard or saw anything that can help solve this case.
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