Father of boy hit by car facing murder charge in driver's shooting

Police release 911 calls
911 call records man saying he killed driver
Posted at 4:18 PM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 20:21:38-04

CINCINNATI -- The father of the boy who was hit by a car is facing a murder charge in the death of the driver who hit the boy in Walnut Hills last week.

Police have warrants for Jamall Killings on charges of murder and felonious assault, according to court records.

Killings fatally shot Jamie Urton in Walnut Hills March 24, police said in an affidavit. Urton had hit a boy, that Killings said was his 4-year-old son, with a car before the shooting.

Police previously named another man as a suspect in Urton's death, Deonte Baber.

Authorities also released 911 calls Friday that include a recording of someone saying he had killed the driver.

"I killed him," a man states in the call. "He's dead, you hear me? He's dead. The dude that hit you with the car, I killed him."

It's not clear who is speaking in the recording.

In an interview last Saturday, when the boy was released from the hospital, Killings claimed he hadn't known what happened to Urton because he was taking his son to get medical attention.

"I apologize for your loss. I don't condone violence. I don't teach my kids violence,” Killings said then. “That should never have happened … an unfortunate situation, unfortunate event, but I hope we all can learn from this."

In the 911 call, the caller seems to not address the emergency dispatcher, instead mostly talking to other people at the scene while the dispatcher waits on the line. It's not clear who made the 911 call or who claimed to have shot Urton.


During the call, a child can be heard crying. A man is heard asking the boy if he's OK and telling him to "stay strong."

"That's why I tell you ... that you can't run out into the street," a man can be heard saying.

A man can also be heard saying "You hear me? Your daddy got you," but it wasn't immediately clear whose voice it was, or if it was the caller. Multiple voices can be heard on the call.

Deonte Baber

Police have also said that 25-year-old Deonte Baber shot Urton. He's wanted on a murder warrant. Police said Baber should be considered armed and dangerous.

"Some guy came over and shot him," another 911 caller said.

She told the dispatcher that the shooter was beating the driver before shooting him five times.


Another caller said someone made the people get out of the car and get on the ground in the street before she heard gunshots.

Another caller asked an emergency dispatcher what he could do to keep Urton alive. He said Urton was still moving, but was pale and bloody.

"He's still alive, but he's -- oh, my goodness," the caller said.

Urton worked at the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. John Mitchell, CEO, said he hopes the person responsible is held accountable for committing "a terrible, heinous act."

“Jamie was a great man. He was a hard worker, very versatile, caring, a great teammate, a great friend to everyone at the agency," Mitchell said.

The 4-year-old boy was released from the hospital Saturday.

Police asked anyone with information to call the Criminal Investigation Section at 513-352-3542 or Crimestoppers  at 513- 352-3040. Crimestoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to Baber's arrest.