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$1M bond for Madisonville double shooting suspect

Ernest Cephas (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Ernest Cephas (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Bond was set at $1 million Thursday for suspect accused of shooting and critically wounding a toddler and grandfather Wednesday.

Ernest Cephas, 35, of Northside was booked into the Hamilton County jail about 3 a.m. on two counts of felonious assault.

Homicide investigators arrested him overnight, saying the victims suffered life-threatening injuries.

The toddler, 2, and his grandfather, 35, were shot about 6 p.m. Wednesday as the grandfather was placing his grandson in a vehicle, said Sgt. Mike Miller of the Cincinnati Police Homicide Unit.

Miller declined to discuss a potential motive. He confirmed the victims know the suspect.

County court records show Cephas was out on bond at the time of the shooting following an indictment last month for heroin possession.

His indictment stems from a traffic stop on May 26. 

Cincinnati police said in a criminal complaint they pulled his vehicle over for a marked lanes violation and arrested him on an OVI charge.

Officers said they found a bag of heroin in his vehicle's center console, records state.

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