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Victim ID’d in Fairfield fatal shooting on Saturday night

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Posted at 6:33 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 20:44:08-05

FAIRFIELD, Ohio — A 35-year-old man died at a hospital after police responded to a shots-fired call in Fairfield last weekend, according to the Journal-News.

Benjamin Burrell was reportedly shot on Brittany Lane, where police and emergency medical personnel were dispatched at 7:39 p.m. Saturday.

The man was taken to Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital by ambulance for a gunshot wound, and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

No arrests have been made, and police are not releasing additional information in this case, police officer Doug Day said Monday.

The Butler County Coroner’s office has ruled Burrell’s death a homicide following an autopsy Monday.

This is the second shooting death in a week in Butler County.

Last week in Hamilton, Katelynn Brazzell, 21, was charged in the death of 16-year-old Bennie Shawn Boggs Jr., a Fairfield High School student from Hamilton.

Brazzell, charged with reckless homicide, was “playing with a firearm, pointing it at the victim, and discharged the firearm striking the victim in the head,” according to police.

A preliminary hearing for Brazzell is set for Tuesday in Hamilton Municipal Court.

The Journal-News is a media partner of WCPO 9 News.