‘This was planned’: 2 arrested in Miami Township homicide

Two arrested in Miami Township murder

MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio (FOX19) - Miami Township police say they’ve arrested a man and a juvenile for the homicide of of Khristopher Jordan Ketring.

Ketring, 25, was shot to death inside his Clermont County home at 822 Wards Corner Road around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Officers arrived on the scene around 3:30 a.m. after a woman called 911 and said two men with guns were inside the home, a dispatch supervisor said.

Police say a 17-year-old and Bryson Michaelis, 20, are facing aggravated murder charges.

Bryson Michaelis
Bryson Michaelis

The teen is being held in juvenile detention. He will be in court on Monday, June 17 for a pre-trial hearing.

Michaelis bond was set at $1 million during a hearing Friday.

“This was planned,” said police during Thursday’s press conference. “[We know this] through things we’ve dug up. They went there with the intent of robbery.”

As for the details surrounding what lead to the robbery, what was taken, and the shooting itself, police were cautiously vague because they say it’s an ongoing investigation.

They did say they believe money was involved and alluded to drugs as a possible motive as well.

“Unfortunately drugs are involved in just about everything we do,” they said.

Police also stressed that homicides do not happen in Miami Township often and drove home the point that this was not a random act of violence.

They say the 17-year-old and Michaelis were acquaintances of Ketring and the other people in the home at the time of the shooting.

Eight people were in the house at the time of the shooting: six adults and two children.

The chief said numerous weapons were found at the crime scene.

Police say that due to people officers were able to track down within the first 36 hours of the investigation, they were able to find the two suspects.

Press Release June 13, 2019 Miami Township Police Detectives have...

Posted by Miami Township Police on Thursday, June 13, 2019

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