Monday, May 24, 2004

Public safety briefs



Man killed in shooting in Over-the-Rhine

OVER-THE-RHINE - A 26-year-old Westwood man was killed in a shooting Sunday in the Pendleton area of Over-the-Rhine.

Officers found Rico Adams suffering from gunshot wounds in the 500 block of East 13th Street about 5:30 p.m., police said.

Witnesses reported seeing a man dressed in black leaving the scene, police said. The shooting death was the 31st homicide in Cincinnati this year.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Cincinnati Police Department's criminal investigations section at 352-3542 or Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040.

Caregiver charged after boys wander off

ROSELAWN - A 50-year-old who was watching two young boys Saturday evening was charged with two counts of child endangering after she fell asleep and police found the boys playing in a street about a half-mile away, police said.

Around 10:30 p.m. at her apartment in Roselawn, Patrice Anderson fell asleep and the two young boys, whose ages were unavailable, left the home, police said.

After police found the boys shortly before midnight at Reading and Summit roads, near Vito's Lounge, Anderson said she thought the boys were sleeping.

Price Hill man killed in break-in at home

PRICE HILL - A 42-year-old man died here late Saturday after being shot during an apparent robbery in his home, police said.

No arrests had been made Sunday in the shooting that killed Ronald Hunte shortly after 11 p.m.Cincinnati police are looking for two men in the city's 30th homicide this year, at 1800 Minion Ave.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers, (513) 352-3040.




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