Police arrest suspect in Millvale shooting death

Posted at 3:55 PM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 15:55:50-04

CINCINNATI -- Police arrested a suspect Friday in the shooting death of a Millvale resident last week.

Austin Duncan, 19, is facing charges in the death of 50-year-old Ralph Whitehead. 

Police found Whitehead suffering from a gunshot wound at about 6:33 a.m. on July 26 in the 2300 block of Millvale Circle. Family members said Whitehead was killed just a few doors down from his childhood home.

"I can't understand why," Whitehead's friend and ex-partner Dorthea Harris said. "They just took my babies' daddy away."

Police didn't specify what charges Duncan is facing. Court documents weren't immediately available.

The Homicide Unit's investigation is ongoing. Police asked anyone with information about the case to call the Criminal Investigative Section at 513-352-3542 or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040, or to submit a tip online at