Over-the-Rhine shooting suspect arrested in Chicago

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Posted at 3:35 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 15:35:36-05

Federal agents on Friday arrested a man suspected of shooting and killing a Cincinnati man in Over-the-Rhine two years ago.

Melvin Summers, 24, was arrested Feb. 19 in Chicago. He stands charged with murder in the shooting death of 27-year-old Jovan Fleming, who was fatally wounded near Cincinnati’s Grant Park on Oct. 6, 2019.

Fleming was hospitalized but died of his injuries at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

His death was one among several in Over-the-Rhine during the summer and early autumn of 2019. Also fatally shot in the Grant Park area that year were James Hazel, 19; Jerome Young, 37; and Anthony Hinton, 14.