Murder-suicide in East Price Hill - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Police investigate apparent murder-suicide in East Price Hill

Victim: Ronnique Burton (Courtesy Cincinnati Police) Victim: Ronnique Burton (Courtesy Cincinnati Police)
Michael Burton (Courtesy Cincinnati Police) Michael Burton (Courtesy Cincinnati Police)

Posted by Amber Jenkins- email

EAST PRICE HILL, OH (FOX19)-  A standoff ended tragically after a domestic argument turned deadly on Saturday afternoon.

A short time before 3 p.m., emergency responders received a call reporting that a person was shot at the 700 block of Wells Avenue. The caller stated that a man had shot the child's mother and was still inside with the victim.

SWAT crews were called to the scene. When they were able to enter the home, they found 37-year-old Ronnique Burton deceased.

SWAT also found 31-year-old Michael Jarrell deceased with a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Investigations indicate that the two were involved in a domestic argument. Jarrell had shot and killed Burton then turned the gun on himself.

Police say Jarrell and Burton had seven children.

Four of their children were home at the time, but they were not injured. Three of them ran to neighbors for help after the incident, and the fourth, a 2-year-old, was taken out of the house by police.

Neighbors have set up a make-shift memorial outside the home.


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EAST PRICE HILL, OH (FOX19) - Police, fire and SWAT crews are on the scene of a possible shooting in East Price Hill on Saturday afternoon.

There are reports that a woman was shot in the head at the 700 block of Wells Street. SWAT crews are currently on the scene.

FOX19's Sara Gouedy is on the scene and says she witnessed a baby bring brought out from the home. The child appears to be fine.

We have a crew on the  scene right now, and will bring you new information as it becomes available.

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