Cincinnati police make arrest in connection to Lower Price Hill homicide

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati police officers arrested a man Wednesday in connection to a fatal shooting that happened on June 18 in Lower Price Hill.

Clevester Steele, 23, faces an aggravated murder charge in the death of 23-year-old Markeith Peek.

Police said they believe Steele shot Peek several times in the 700 block of Neave Street.

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Peek was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center in critical condition and later died.

Steel was arraigned Thursday and issued a $500,000 bond. He pleaded not guilty to the shooting but did plead guilty to driving under suspension.

The Cincinnati Police Department Homicide Unit is still investigating the case.

Anyone who has information pertaining to this offense is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Section at 352-3542 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 352-3040 or text “CINTIP” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Callers may remain anonymous and receive compensation for their information.

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