Man charged in Walnut Hills double-shooting | News
WALNUT HILLS, OH (FOX19)- One person is dead and another person injured after a shooting in Walnut Hills on Friday.
Police were called to the Alms Apartments, in the 2500 block of Park Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Upon arrival, responders found Christopher L. Williams, 24, killed in the street.
"It makes no sense. It just doesn't make any sense," William's aunt Marquita Barron said in tears. "No words can really explain what's going on. One minute he's here; it was Christmas, it was Thanksgiving, and now my nephew is dead."
A second male victim was found and taken to UC Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.
Police chased a blue Chevy Impala believed to be involved in the shooting to Playhouse in the Park, where a suspect took off on foot. Police took that person into custody after apprehending him in Eden Park. They say another man seen fleeing the scene of the crime was apprehended in Evanston.
Omar Jackson, 29, was charged with murder and two counts of felonious assault for shooting the second victim, and firing at a third.
"You used to be able to count on your neighbors and it just doesn't seem like you can do that anymore," Barron said.
"We have a lot of good people in this community and a lot of people who are fed up with this," CPD spokeswoman Lt. Kimberly Williams said. "We just hope the citizens of Cincinnati realize that it takes all of us working together to help prevent this type of incident."
"This isn't the way. This isn't the way," Barron urged. "That's not being a human being, a decent human being at all. Get out of that life, go to school, grab on to some good friends."
So far police have not released a motive although witnessed did tell officers they overheard arguing before the shooting began.
Jackson's bond has been set at $1.4 million.
Purnell Foster,26, has been listed as Jackson's codefendant.
Foster has been charged with four separate accounts. He has been charged with driving under suspensions, failure to stop after an accident, driving on the wrong side of the road and resisting arrest.
Foster has been released on bond.
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