Suspect charged in Westwood quadruple shooting

Darius Harris Jr.
Darius Harris Jr.(Cincinnati Police Department)
Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 9:32 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Cincinnati police say a suspect has been charged in a quadruple shooting that seriously injured two kids in Westwood Saturday night.

Police said two adults, 18 and 19, were also injured. One of the adults is the suspect.

They said a 7-year-old was hit with a bullet in his shoe and was not injured.

The shooting happened around 6:15 p.m. near the McHenry and Cavanaugh Avenue intersection.

On June 14, detectives charged 19-year-old Darius Harris Jr. with four counts of felonious assault.

The 6-year-old victim is out of the hospital, according to police. The 8-year-old remains in the hospital.

Marcellus Whitehead, the 8-year-old, was put in a medically-induced coma on Sunday, according to his brother, Marcello.

Marcello says they were all walking to meet a friend on Saturday when they stopped at the corner store for snacks. When they walked back outside, the gunfire began.

“When we came out, two guys started shooting at each other, and I guess my brother was hit by crossfire,” Marcello explained.

Marcellus was shot in the head and his leg, his brother said. Marcello was unsure if the 8-year-old would survive.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Call CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040 if you have any information.

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