Two teens arrested, search continues for third suspect in fatal Liberty Township shooting

Teens arrested in separate shooting deaths at Liberty Twp. park

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (FOX19) - Two teenagers are under arrest and a third suspect is at large in connection with a shooting that left a 25-year-old Cincinnati man dead in Liberty Township, according to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

“Our detectives worked tirelessly to solve this case," Sheriff Richard Jones said in a news release.

“Let this be known, if you think you can come to Butler County and commit these heinous crimes and get away with it, you obviously are not familiar on how we do things here. You may want to educate yourself.”

The suspects lured Riah Milton of Cincinnati to the Liberty Township area early Tuesday to steal Milton’s vehicle and money, sheriff’s officials said.

During the course of the robbery, a fight ensued and Milton was shot twice, including one in the head, they said.

The victim’s body was left in the 6000 block of Spruce Creek Road.

Marshall Tooson
Marshall Tooson (Source: Butler County Sheriff's Office)

Kaleb Marshall Tooson, 18, is charged with murder and aggravated robbery, in connection with the case, and a 14-year-old girl was arrested on charges complicity to murder, complicity to aggravated robbery, and tampering with evidence.

Tooson is being held at the Butler County jail. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday morning, jail officials say.

The teen is at the county juvenile detention center.

The third suspect, Tyree Jeffery Cross, 25, of Cincinnati, is wanted on charges of complicity to murder, complicity to aggravated robbery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call the Butler County Sheriff’s Office: 513-785-1300.

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