DAYTON — The 8-year-old boy that died after a shooting in Dayton Sunday night has been identified.
Nolan Combs was identified Tuesday afternoon by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. Melissa Hensley, 34, was pronounced dead Sunday night at the home where the shooting was reported, according to the coroner’s office. It’s unknown at this time if Hensley was shot.
News Center 7′s Mike Campbell spoke to Nolan’s dad, James Combs, Tuesday. He said he had a message from the coroner’s office on his work phone and then his former sister-in-law called him.
“And she said, ‘Yes, it’s true, he’s dead’ and I just broke down,” he said.
James said the news about his 8-year-old son kept getting worse because he believes his ex-wife, Hensley, purposefully shot him. Dayton police have not commented about the circumstances of the shooting or whether they believe the shooting was intentional or accidental.
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