Thursday, August 19, 2004

Public safety briefs

Police seek suspect in Saturday shooting

Cincinnati police are looking for Charles R. "C-Ray'' Brooks III, 18, who is charged in the Saturday shooting death of William Finch.

Finch, 26, was shot multiple times, police said, near the intersection of 13th and Vine streets in Over-the-Rhine.

Brooks had been put on two years' probation Aug. 3 for carrying a concealed weapon, according to court records. He also was ordered to complete a literacy program.

Judge David Davis also told Brooks that if he violated his probation, he would sentence him to one year in prison.

In that case, Brooks was arrested in June and charged with having two 9mm semiautomatic pistols. One charge was dismissed.

Homicide detectives signed the warrant against Brooks - his address is listed on Catalina Avenue in Bond Hill - Wednesday.

Three-car crash kills 1 driver, hurts another

INDEPENDENCE - One person died and another was seriously injured in a three-vehicle wreck on Ky. 16 Tuesday night.

A 1999 Nissan Pathfinder was going north on Ky. 16 when it crossed into incoming traffic shortly after 10 p.m. near Senour Road and hit a 1993 Honda Accord and a 1999 Mercury Mystique, according to Kenton County police.

The Kenton County coroner pronounced the driver of the Accord, 22-year-old Faith E. Hunter of Independence, dead at the scene.

Jodi M. Truster, 34, of Independence, who was driving the Pathfinder, was flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Cincinnati.

She was listed in fair condition late Wednesday.

The driver of the Mystique, Tara Coffman , 42, whose address was not available, was not injured.

Kenton County Police Capt. Darren Smith said the department's accident reconstruction team was trying to determine the cause of the wreck.

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