Police: Man arrested for murder more than a decade after deadly shooting

Police: Man arrested for murder more than a decade after deadly shooting
Chris Whitt, 34, was arrested more than a decade after the John Harris was murder, police say. (Source: Cincinnati Police Department)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A suspect has been arrested for murder more than a decade after a 25-year-old was shot and killed, according to a news release from the Cincinnati Police Department.

Chris Whitt, 34, was taken into custody around 7:30 a.m. Thursday on a murder warrant for the death of John Harris in 2007, police said.

John was carjacked and killed as he pulled up to his home in the 4200 block of Fergus Street on June 7.

Peggy Harris, John’s mother, never stopped working to keep her son’s memory alive and never gave up hope his killer would be brought to justice.

She talked to FOX19 Now in 2018 when a vigil was held on 11-year anniversary of her son’s death.

Peggy said her son pleaded for his life on that night in 2007.

“Johnny said, ‘Don’t do this to me I got three kids,’” Peggy explained. “I know people saw when y’all heard him say that. You had to see who he was talking to. I do not believe you heard my son saying that and did not see who he was talking to.”

The investigation into John’s death is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the CPD Homicide Unit at (513) 352-3542.

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