Video exonerates Ohio man after shooting daughter’s ex-boyfriend who was attempting to break into their home, even after he was warned that the homeowner was armed
Video shows Ohio man shoot daughter’s ex-boyfriend during break-in
Ring video footage Ohio dad shoots dead daughter’s ex-boyfriend as he wwas attempting to brak down their front door
The fatal shooting which took place in Sydney, Ohio, on July 31, resulting in the death of 22-year-old James Rayl.
Newly released doorbell video, shows Rayl trying to open the door after being told by the family inside to go away.
Defiant, Rayl then open the screen door and appears to try to break down the wooden front door by slamming his shoulder against it
At one point, you can hear his ex-girlfriend’s father, Mitch Duckro, warn Rayl that he is armed
Earlier this month, a Shelby County grand jury voted 8-1 against indicting Duckro on charges related to Rayl’s killing, citing the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law
The law says that a homeowner does not have a legal duty to retreat from their home before firing a gun.
Ring video shows moment Ohio dad shoots dead daughter’s ex-boyfriend during an alleged attempt at a break-in.
The chilling Ring camera footage shows the moment the Ohio homeowner shot and killed his daughter’s ex-boyfriend as the 22-year-old tried to force his way past the family’s front door.
The fatal shooting took place in Sydney, Ohio, on July 31, ”On Sunday, July 31, 2022, at approximately 11:05 am, resulting in the death of 22-year-old James Rayl.
Newly released doorbell video, obtained by WHIO-TV 7, shows Rayl trying to slam open the door after being told by the family inside to go away.
Defiant, Rayl then appears to try to break down the wooden front door by slamming his shoulder against it. At one point in the video, the homeowner can heard warning his daughter’s ex-boyfriend that he is armed.
The door is eventually forced open and three gunshots ring out, sending Rayl fleeing, the clip shows.
The 22-year-old makes his way down the porch steps and walks a short distance before collapsing in the middle of a sun-dappled pathway.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. An autopsy later found that Rayl sustained two gunshot wounds to the shoulders and a fatal wound to the back, according to a joint press release from the county prosecutor and the local sheriff, as cited by Sidney Daily News.
In a 911 audio recording from the incident, which has been obtained by WHIO-TV 7, a woman who described the intruder as her ex-boyfriend is heard telling her father that Rayl is trying to break down the door.
“Dad, is he trying to kill me?” the woman could be heard saying.
After Duckro shoots at Rayl, his daughter is heard telling him, “Dad, there’s nothing you could have done. You saved my life,” according to the station.
The police report states that the occupants of the residence, identified as Mitch Duckro, Stacy Duckro and Allyson Duckro, were home at the time.
In their initial interviews which was conducted at the scene, Mitch Duckro indicated he fired the weapon and admitted to discharging it three times. His daughter Allyson Duckro said she was familiar with James Rayl, as they dated each other until they broke it off a year and a half earlier.
She also made law enforcement aware of a voicemail that Rayl had left for her late in the previous evening.
Earlier this month, a Shelby County grand jury voted 8-1 against indicting Duckro on charges related to Rayl’s killing, citing the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which says that a homeowner does not have a legal duty to retreat from their home before firing a gun.
Shelby County authorities said “All photographs, witness statements, verbal autopsy results, 911 calls, Ring videos, interview videos, the weapon and ammunition, and the body and cruiser camera videos were compiled for presentation to the grand jury, which convened on Aug. 4, 2022.”
Rayl’s family has reacted with outrage to the news that Duckro will not be held accountable for the shooting and launched a Facebook page demanding justice.
“Mitch shot him in the back and killed him,” Rayl’s sister Jessica Colbert wrote in a recent post.
“I hope your days are more miserable than they’ve ever been. You’re a disgusting excuse of a human being along with your daughter.”
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