North College Hill High School students, staff walk in honor of slain 17-year-old

Memorial walk for slain North College Hill student
Published: Aug. 20, 2019 at 6:17 PM EDT
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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (FOX19) - North College Hill High School students, staff and faculty on Tuesday held a memorial walk for a 17-year-old who was shot and killed at a Springfield Township park over the weekend.

The group left the Galbraith Road high school around 3:15 p.m. and walked 1 1/2 miles to Crutchfield Park to honor the memory of 17-year-old Isaac Moore, who died Saturday as a result of a shooting that occurred there.

A Cincinnati police detective has alleged that the suspect, Johcar Dillard, 21, fired shots into a group of people Saturday afternoon around 4 p.m. after he was pushed to the ground. He said Moore was not the one who pushed him.

Moore sustained a gunshot wound in the chest after investigators say a bullet from Dillard’s gun struck him. He was then transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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Dillard’s defense attorney said Dillard went to the park to help his sister after a relative called to tell him she was in a fight with a “large group of people.” He is claiming self-defense.

Moore’s cousin told FOX19 that he was about to start his senior year at North College Hill High School and was going to be on the varsity basketball team. She said he planned on going to college, and took interest in going to Northern Kentucky University or Clark Atlanta University.

A fund has been set up at all Fifth Third Bank locations in Moore’s name in the wake of his death. If you want to help his family, you can go to any Fifth Third Branch and donate money to the Isaac Moore Memorial account.

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