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Police identify victim in West Chester homicide

Coroner responds to shooting in West Chester (PHOTO: FOX19/Chris Lower) Coroner responds to shooting in West Chester (PHOTO: FOX19/Chris Lower)
WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) -

A gunman remains at large after a homicide in a Butler County community.

Anthony Lamont Elliott, 26, was gunned down in the 5100 block of Aster Drive about 5 p.m. Monday.

The gunman was seen running from the scene wearing a red hooded sweatshirt with a yellow emblem and red pants.

"We had witnesses that heard the gunshots that looked outside and many have been cooperating," said West Chester Police Chief Joel Herzog. "Several of them heard the gunshots from all different directions and were able to see the subject running."

The motive remains unclear, although the shooting was not random. The two men knew each other, the chief said.

"It doesn't appear either of them lived at the complex, so we're looking into that," he said.

Serious crimes in this area aren't common. In fact, the last major incident involved the fatal stabbing of 15-year-old Amber Robinson at the North Pointe Apartments down the road in 2009. 

Chief Herzog says it's never easy to respond to these crimes, but now it's their job to find the one responsible.

"It is rare for us to have a shooting in West Chester. We did have a shooting in 2013, we didn't have any murder in 2014, and this will be our first one since the one in 2013, which was domestic related," he said.

According to police, Elliott's last known address was in Hamilton. 

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