Arrest made in fatal Westwood shooting

Arrest made in fatal Westwood shooting

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Cincinnati police arrested a suspect Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of a man in Westwood in early October.

Brandon McFarland, 37, was found fatally shot in the 2300 block of Harrison Avenue around 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 7, according to police. He was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he later died.

Tuesday around 12:30 p.m., CPD’s Homicide Unit and the Fugitive Apprehension Squad arrested Deandre Trapp, 27, and charged him with murder for Brandon’s death, police say.

The McFarland family says the arrest brings them some comfort.

“He was a family man,” Kimberly McFarland, Brandon’s wife of 14 years, said. “He was doing what he was supposed to be doing, working and being with the kids.”

Brandon was a father to three boys, Kimberly says.

She adds she plans on being in the courtroom throughout Trapp’s legal process, if only to send a message to her husband’s alleged killer.

“I want him to know that you took somebody from us. You took somebody that we love, that we cared about,” Kimberly said. “You took a father, a son, an uncle. I want them to know that he wasn’t a nobody. He was somebody to a lot of people, and you’ve taken him from us.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Homicide Unit at 513.352.3542.

Deandre Trapp
Deandre Trapp (Source: Cincinnati Police Department)

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