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Man charged with Winton Hills homicide

25-year-old shot and killed Wednesday
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Posted at 5:06 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 17:06:42-04

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati police arrested a man Friday in connection with the murder of a woman in Winton Hills Wednesday evening, according to police.

Officers responded to the 800 block of Dutch Colony Drive around 7 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a person who was shot. When officers arrived on the scene, they found 25-year-old Sharde Tarplay suffering from a gunshot wound.

First responders took Tarplay to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Cincinnati Police Homicide detectives and the Fugitive Apprehension Squad arrested 26-year-old DeShawn Willingham Jr. and charged him with Tarplay's murder.

The investigation by the Cincinnati Police Department’s Homicide Unit is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (513) 352-3542.