Johnathan Green has been arrested in the shooting death of a 21-year-old woman, police say. (Source: Cincinnati police)
Taureen Rice has been arrested in the shooting death of a 21-year-old woman, police say. (Source: Cincinnati police)
Diamond Green, 21, was found shot to death on an OTR sidewalk Monday morning. (Image provided by Cincinnati Police)
OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) -
Cincinnati police have made two arrests in the shooting death of a 21-year-old woman Monday morning.
Diamond Green was found gunned down on a sidewalk near East Liberty and Walnut streets.
Police have arrested Taureen Rice, 36, and Johnathan Green, 34, and charged them with murder.
Police said video surveillance in the area led them to quickly identify and arrest Rice.
It's unclear, police say, whether Diamond Green and Johnathan Green are related.
This is the fourth homicide in Over-the-Rhine in less than a week. Three other people have been gunned down in the community since Wednesday night.
This also is the city's second homicide in less than six hours. Pete Mingo is a community outreach advocate who lost four brothers to gun violence. He said he'll never give up the fight for safer neighborhoods.
"What we've got to do is not give up but keep pressing harder because somebody's going to hear the message. If we can save one out of five, that's one out of five we save and then maybe next time, two out of five," he said.
District One Commander Lisa Davis said she takes the shootings in Over-the-Rhine personally because she spends much of her off time in the neighborhood.
"We have people who live here and work here and we're not going to tolerate this. This behavior is violence over some different games, these risky behaviors. It's not going to be tolerated. My staff's not going to tolerate it," she said.