Woman charged with murdering boyfriend

CINCINNATI - A Carthage woman is charged with first degree murder in the Sunday night shooting death of her boyfriend. Police say a second man was also shot and killed inside the same home, but so far, no one is charged in that homicide.

Police were called to the home in the 100 block of W. North Bend Rd. in Carthage Sunday evening.  Police found two victims inside the home. Police say Corey Coleman, 42 and his nephew, LaRoy Coleman, 21, both died from gunshot wounds.

During the initial part of the investigation, officers gathered a description of the homeowner's car.  Officers spotted the car, but the driver tried to flee from police. Investigators say Dawn McFadden, 42, was driving and crashed the vehicle into a home in Hartwell on Parkway Avenue. She was taken into custody.

Cincinnati Police Homicide Detective Lt. Anthony Carter said McFadden was taken in for questioning and then charged with first degree murder.  Lt. Carter said McFadden and Corey Coleman were involved in a relationship. He added it is unclear at this point of the investigation why either of the Coleman men were at the home on Sunday evening.  He said there is a charge in the murder of Corey Coleman, but no charges in the killing of LaRoy Coleman. He would not elaborate on that part of the crime, only to say that it is part of the investigation.

A neighbor, who lives a couple of doors down from McFadden, said her daughter overheard a loud argument just a few days prior to the shooting.  Mary Reynolds said her daughter heard the man yelling at the woman in their backyard.

"My daughter asked if everything was alright and if everyone was okay.  The man said he was fine, but my daughter said, 'No, I'm talking about her.' He said yes, she was fine and that was it."

McFadden is in the Hamilton County Justice Center awaiting an arraignment on the murder charge on Tuesday.

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