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Woman with colorful leggings wanted in homicide

Posted at 8:02 PM, Sep 30, 2015

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Police are looking for a woman with "multicolored leggings" after an 18-year-old Springfield Township man was shot and killed early Wednesday while he was answering his front door.

Charles Murph was shot at about 2:45 a.m. in the 1300 block of Section Road, police said.

No suspect is in custody. Witnesses said the woman -- described as blonde and thin -- was wearing colorful leggings and a black shirt or sweater and was seen in the area about an hour before the shooting.

Witnesses inside the home told officers Murph was shot when he looked out the window of his front door after hearing a knock.

Lebraun Colvin holds up a picture of his cousin, Charles Murph, after his cousin was shot and killed in Springfield Township. – Tom McKee | WCPO

Investigators said they don’t believe the shooting was a random crime. Meanwhile, neighbors are in shock and say the attack isn’t the kind of thing that happens on their street.

The Springfield Township homicide was the second fatal shooting in the Tri-State in two days.

Cincinnati police found 30-year-old Marcus Lampson shot to death in the driveway of the Blue Fountain Apartments on Cedar Avenue in College Hill at about 1:20 a.m. Tuesday. Lampson was shot during a robbery, according to the police report.

The Springfield Township shooting was also the second one in the Tri-State within a two-and-a-half hour period. A man was shot in the arm on Maple Avenue in Avondale at about 11 p.m., according to Cincinnati police.

Wednesday’s shootings were also the ninth and tenth shooting in the Tri-State since late Monday evening. The string of shooting began around 8:30 p.m. in Evanston that day when four adults and a 3-year-old boy were hit by a bullets during a drive-by shooting.

That boy and adults were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made in any of those incidents.

Springfield Township police ask anyone with information about the shootings to call them at 513-729-1300.