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Tuesday, February 26 2013, 09:15 AM EST
UPDATE: Dameon Wesley Apologizes: "I Guess God Do Get His Justice"
DAYTON -- Dameon Wesley was apologetic Tuesday morning as he was being led from the Safety Building to the Jail after being arrested over night.

The 39-year-old Wesley said he was sorry to Dawan Culpepper, the mother of the 13-year-old girl who was shot and killed Sunday.

"I'm sorry I took your world away from you, Dawan. It was not my intent," Wesley told our news crew, as he was led by police across a parking lot. "I guess God do get his justice, and that's why I'm right here right now."

Wesley said he was paroled to show that he could succeed outside prison walls.

"They let me out of prison to show that this could work and it wasn't about them, it was about my choices I made individually, that as a result has led me to walk this long walk of shame right now."

Wesley also apologized to the people in prison.

"There are still good guys up there in the joint that deserve their freedom. I'm just not one of them," Wesley said.

"I made some choices I can't take back," he said.





Earlier coverage:

UPDATE: Dayton Police Arrest Dameon Wesley, Man Accused of Shooting Two Teens Girls on Sunday

DAYTON -- The man accused of shooting two teens girls over the weekend, killing one of them, has been taken into police custody.

Dameon Wesley was spotted walking down Prescott Avenue early Tuesday morning. Police tell us he was arrested without incident. He is now being interviewed by homicide detectives.

Wesley was just released from prison this past September after serving time for murder. He is the suspect of a fatal shooting that happened Sunday on Home Avenue. He's accused of shooting and killing 13-year-old Briona Rodgers.

He is also accused of shooting Briona's cousin, A’lonta Culpepper, also 13. She is in the hospital, and the family says she is making small improvements.

Wesley faces Murder, Aggravated Burglary, Kidnapping, and Weapons Under Disability charges.



Earlier coverage:

DAYTON -- Police called off the ground search early Tuesday morning for a man they say is involved in a murder.

Monday night, officers responded to a crash at Falmouth and Holyoke around 9:15 p.m. When officers arrived they found a vehicle matching the description of the suspect, Dameon Wesley.

Wesley is accused of gunning down his ex-girlfriend's 13-year-old
daughter on Sunday at a home on Home Avenue and shooting another teenage
girl.


Authorities say they can't confirm Wesley was in the car, but that the description matches the man they are looking for.

Police used several K-9 dogs to help track down Wesley. Officers also searched vacant homes and garages where someone could hide.

Authorities also surrounded a home of a relative of Wesley on Kipling Avenue.

Police say they will heavily monitor the area throughout the night.



Earlier coverage:

HARRISON TOWNSHIP -- Numerous Dayton police officers and Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputies are in the area of Falmouth and Holyoke right now, searching for Dameon Wesley.

Wesley is accused of gunning down his ex-girlfriend's 13-year-old daughter Sunday at a home on Home Avenue and shooting another teenage girl.

Police believe Wesley crashed the car he was driving on Falmouth around 9:15 tonight and then took off.  Police brought in two K-9 units to search the area.

We have a crew on the scene and will bring you updates as they become available.



February 25 coverage:

EXCLUSIVE: Mom Speaks Out After Her Daughter is Gunned Down

Family of 13 Year Old Killed is Heartbroken

UPDATE: Convicted Murderer Sought; 13-Year-Old Victim IdentifiedUPDATE: Dameon Wesley Apologizes: "I Guess God Do Get His Justice"

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