Father shot, killed on way home from work while riding Metro bus

Police searching for shooter in metro bus case

NORTH AVONDALE, Ohio (FOX19) - A Cincinnati father was shot and killed on his way home from work Saturday night while riding a Metro bus.

Police believe 21-year-old Neko Larkin was caught in the middle of a gunfire exchange, but wasn’t the intended target.

Neko Larkin left behind a child he shared with his ex-girlfriend Shantae when he was shot and killed on his way home from work Saturday while riding a Metro bus.
Neko Larkin left behind a child he shared with his ex-girlfriend Shantae when he was shot and killed on his way home from work Saturday while riding a Metro bus.
Neko Larkin's ex-girlfriend Shantae shared pictures of Larkin's child.
Neko Larkin's ex-girlfriend Shantae shared pictures of Larkin's child.

Larkin was a passenger on the bus in the 900 block of Dana Avenue of North Avondale around 11 p.m.

“Not one person can give you a bad report on Neko cause he was truly and Angel,” Larkin’s brother said.

He says he is having trouble understanding that the shooting was a freak accident and says his brother was a ‘blessing’ and is now ‘an angel.’

Cincinnati Metro officials say the driver of the bus acted quickly and drove his passengers away from danger and tried to get the medical attention by taking his bus to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Larkin’s brother says he’s thankful for the driver who tried to help.

Police say they’re still looking for the suspect.

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