HAMILTON, Ohio -- The man arrested and charged in the shooting of a 2-year-old girl is accused of injuring a 9-year-old as well.
Noah Jones, 23, is charged with two counts of felonious assault in connection to the Nov. 21 shooting on Lulu Avenue. A 2-year-old was shot in the jaw and a 9-year-old was shot in her right leg, prosecutors said Wednesday.
According to Hamilton police, shots were fired into the home the night before Thanksgiving. According to neighbors, the shooter drove twice around the block and fired into the house both times.
The young victims were not the suspect’s targets, Hamilton police said. Investigators said Jones was targeting an adult who was inside the house. There are at least two visible bullet holes left on the front door.
Police arrested Jones on Tuesday with the help of a SWAT search warrant, tweeted Hamilton Chief of Police Craig Bucheit.
#UPDATE: Noah Jones, 23, has been charged with shooting of 2-year-old last Wed on Lulu Ave. An exhaustive investigation @HamiltonOhioPD culminated in SWAT search warrant & arrest. Everyone working this case is a parent and getting this shooter off the street was our top priority. pic.twitter.com/t9RLZK0Xaf
— Craig R. Bucheit (@craigbucheit) November 28, 2018
"Everyone working this case is a parent and getting this shooter off the street was our top priority," Bucheit added.
The grandmother of the 2-year-old victim tells WCPO that her granddaughter had reconstructive surgery and that her condition is improving. The child was taken off a breathing machine and pain medication, according to her grandmother.
In addition to felonious assault, Jones is facing one count of improperly firing a weapon. A Hamilton Municipal Court judge set bond for $500,000. Jones is scheduled to be back in court on Dec. 6.