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Man arrested in West End double shooting that left 24-year-old dead in February

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Posted at 7:40 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 19:43:07-04

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati police arrested a man Tuesday in connection with a West End double shooting that left a 24-year-old dead in February.

Police said first responders found two people shot at the 600 block of Wade Street and transported them both to UC Medical Center. One of the victims, Mister M. Williams, died of his injuries on Feb. 17.

One victim ran into a stranger's car for help, police said. Family members ran to the scene to check on loved ones while a nearby day care went into lockdown and the shooter fled the scene. At the time, police said the shooting, which happened near Taft High School, was not random.

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Cincinnati police with the help of U.S. Marshals arrested 27-year-old Ricardo Maxwell Jr. Tuesday and charged him with Williams' murder.

Maxwell is currently being held in the Franklin County Jail awaiting extradition to Hamilton County.