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Woman shot in Colerain Township dies, police say 2 suspects charged

Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 8:44 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2021 at 2:10 PM EDT
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COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WXIX) - A 19-year-old woman shot in Colerain Township Wednesday night has died and two suspects have been charged, according to police.

The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of Royal Glen Drive, according to Colerain police.

Deaariounse Bryant is charged with reckless homicide in the death of Journee Hicks, Colerain Township police wrote in an affidavit filed in Hamilton County Municipal Court.

He was charged after police say Bryant “admitted to shooting the victim one time, causing her death after he was mishandling a loaded semi-auto handgun,” police wrote.

Police said Mekiyell Muhammad was charged with tampering with evidence.

According to court documents, Muhammad stated he “threw ammunition and a magazine from the window and hid the firearm after a shooting.”

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Colerain Police Department.

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