14-year-old arrested on murder warrant after teen killed on his birthday in OTR

14-year-old arrested on murder warrant after teen killed on his birthday in OTR
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 11:42 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A 14-year-old suspect was arrested Tuesday on a murder warrant in connection with a shooting in Over-the-Rhine just four days earlier.

The murder suspect, James Long, is accused of shooting another teen, 15-year-old Shawn Lewis, on Sept. 16 on Orchard Street, just south of Liberty, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.

Lewis was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center after officers found him with a gunshot wound.

Shortly after arriving at the hospital, Lewis died, police said. He had turned 15 years old the day he died, according to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office.

Police have not said what preceded the deadly shooting on Sept. 16.

The Cincinnati Police Department’s Homicide Unit is still investigating. Call 513-352-3542 if you have information regarding this case.

Lewis was a student at Dohn Community High School, and Superintendent Ramone Davenport says the school is offering those who knew him counseling as needed.

The newly turned 15-year-old is remembered as a family-oriented athlete.

“At home, he took care of his brothers and sisters,” explained Superintendent Davenport. “It was just one of those things where he was a mature young man, and for something like this to happen, again, is tragic because he had so much promise.”

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