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Suspect in downtown shootings appears in court

Fonte Williams (Provided photo) Fonte Williams (Provided photo)
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The man accused of a fatal shooting downtown and suspected of injuring three others in a separate shooting the next evening faced a Hamilton County judge Thursday morning.

Fonte Williams, 22, is being held at the Hamilton County Jail on a $100,000 bond. Williams was arrested Wednesday night in Millvale and charged with murder in the death of 25-year-old Joshua Lamar Taylor.

Police said Taylor was shot in the middle of Vine Street during an argument Monday night and collapsed at nearby Piatt Park. Taylor was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he later died.

Williams is also accused of shooting three people attending a vigil for Taylor at the same location just 24 hours later. The victims suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said.

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At a news conference Wednesday, Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffery Blackwell called it "an outbreak of recklessness that will not be tolerated."

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