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Oct. 2010 shooting now ruled homicide

Source: Cincinnati Police Source: Cincinnati Police
Source: Cincinnati Police Source: Cincinnati Police

A shooting that occurred in October of 2010 has now been ruled a homicide after the victim passed away earlier this month.

James Barnes, then 25, was shot twice in the back of the neck near the intersection of Glendora Avenue and Charlton Street. Barnes was out running errands with his wife with the shooting occurred. Police say it was a random act of violence.

Due to the severity of Barnes' injuries, the homicide unit became involved with the investigation.

Earlier this month, Barnes died from his injuries. On Wednesday, his death was ruled a homicide.

Witnesses to the offense have cooperated with investigators to produce composite sketches of two suspects.  The two suspects are described as black males approximately 20-22 years of age.  Both suspects were wearing all black clothing. 

Suspect #1 has a light complexion, brown eyes, has a slight growth of hair on his chin and above his lip, he is approximately 5'09" tall and has a thin build.  Suspect #2 has a heavier build weighing approximately 175-180 lbs, he is approximately 5'11" to 6-feet tall with a slight growth of hair above his lip and dark brown eyes and a medium to dark complexion.  No description is available for the third suspect who operated the suspect vehicle described as an older brown GM product, possibly an Oldsmobile or Buick.

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