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Teen homicide suspect could be tried as adult

Reginald Parker Jr. (Provided by Cincinnati police) Reginald Parker Jr. (Provided by Cincinnati police)
A 16-year-old boy could be tried as an adult on an aggravated murder charge. (FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham) A 16-year-old boy could be tried as an adult on an aggravated murder charge. (FOX19 NOW/Mike Buckingham)

A 16-year-old boy accused of gunning down a man inside a bootleg cab earlier this week could be tried as an adult on an aggravated murder charge.

Hamilton County prosecutors said in the teen's arraignment Friday they plan to ask a juvenile judge to bind him over to adult court. 

A county juvenile magistrate ruled that the boy must remain locked up at the county juvenile jail without bond. He returns to court for a June 5 pretrial before Judge Sylvia Hendon.

The boy did not speak during his brief hearing at the county's juvenile jail in Mt. Auburn. FOX19 NOW is not naming him because he is a minor.

Cincinnati police charged him early Thursday with firing into a taxi about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 3600 block of McHenry Avenue in Westwood.

A passenger, Reginald Parker Jr., was critically hurt. The cab driver drove Parker to Mercy Hospital West in Green Township, where he was airlifted to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. 

He was pronounced dead a short time later.

A motive in the attack has not been disclosed.

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