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Murder suspect arrested 8 months after woman's death in North Avondale

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Posted at 3:50 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 16:36:20-04

CINCINNATI -- Almost exactly eight months after someone shot and killed Pamela Hacker, police arrested a suspect.

Marcus Canada, 30, is charged with murder. He's being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center.

The 47-year-old Hacker died Feb. 16 after she was shot in the chest at an apartment on Vine Street in North Avondale.

She was driven to University of Cincinnati Medical Center in critical condition and died on the way there.

Canada is scheduled for an arraignment hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

North Avondale is Cincinnati Police District Four, which has had 14 homicides as of Oct. 7. That's two more -- a 17 percent increase -- compared to the same time period last year. Citywide, there have been seven more homicides this year, a 14 percent increase.

Only one police district has had a year-to-date decrease in homicides this year: District Three, which covers the city's West Side. The number of homicides has remained steady in District Five, at nine.

The Cincinnati Police Department's Homicide Unit is still investigating Hacker's death. Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at 513-352-3542 or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040 or text “CINTIP” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Callers can remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.