FAIRBORN — Michael D. Mclendon, 24, at large, has been charged with murder and aggravated robbery, both first-degree felonies, after Fairborn Hampton Inn Employee Andrew Day, 29, was shot and killed March 7 at the hotel.
Mclendon is currently being held at the Fairborn Jail on a $1 million bond. Both charges are with gun specifications.
According to a release by the Fairborn Police Department, officers were called into action at approximately 7:19 p.m. March 7 on a report of a shooting at the hotel, located at 2550 Paramount Place. When officers arrived, they found Day behind the hotel’s front lobby counter with a gunshot wound to his lower abdomen. Fairborn medics transported Day to Soin Medical Center, where he died, according to police.
“I walked in, I saw the blood on the counter, my buddy jumped behind the counter to try to stop the bleeding,” the 911 caller said. “I think there were two young guys who jumped in a car and drove away quickly when we pulled in.”
Police said the motive remains under investigation. The alleged suspects were described as two young black males who wore dark clothing and possible fled the scene in a white late 90s Buick style sedan, according to the release. Police said no surveillance video was available.
According to social media, Day went to Tecumseh High School, lived in Huber Heights and managed Every.Day.Shot, a photography business.
Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.