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Police: 1 dead in Fairfax shooting, suspect arrested

(FOX19 NOW/Chris Waldmann) (FOX19 NOW/Chris Waldmann)
FAIRFAX, OH (FOX19) -

Fairfax police are investigating after shooting in the 3900 block of South Whetzel Avenue left one man dead.

Police were dispatched to the shooting at around 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers on the scene confirmed the victim, 33-year-old Robert Simms, was deceased. 

People who witnessed the shooting told 911 operators the victim was working on the house when he was shot at least three times.

The shooting happened while children were playing nearby.

Police said the suspect, 55-year-old Jeffrey Eckstein was arrested and charged with one count of murder. 

No word as to what led up to the shooting.

Eckstein is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center. 

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