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East Toledo man indicted on murder charges, 3 other felonies

Andre Overton admitted to a police detective that he shot a woman, according to police records.
Credit: Lucas County Sheriff's Office

TOLEDO, Ohio — An east Toledo man was arrested on murder after he admitted to a detective he shot an unknown victim, who died, according to police records.

Police say crews responded to a shots fired call Saturday around 4 p.m. on the 1200 block of Mason Street. When officers arrived, they found a woman suffering from at least one gunshot wound. She died on the scene. 

The victim was later identified by police as Daneajia Smith who was 19. The coroner's autopsy determined the cause of death to be three gunshot wounds to the head. The coroner ruled her death a homicide and toxicology results are pending.

On Dec. 29, Andre Overton, 21, was indicted on charges of aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault with a weapon, grand theft of a motor vehicle and tampering with evidence. His case will now go before a grand jury. 

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111. 

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