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Police investigating homicide near Grant Park in Over-the-Rhine

Shooting is 3rd homicide near park since June 27
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Posted at 5:00 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 18:51:37-04

CINCINNATI -- Officers are investigating a homicide near Grant Park in Over-the-Rhine, according to Cincinnati police. The shooting is the third homicide near the park in less than two months.

According to the Cincinnati Police Department, 19-year-old James Hazel was shot and killed at about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday near the 100 block of Hust Alley.

The Cincinnati Police Department Homicide Unit is investigating the incident. Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call 513-352-3542.

Tuesday's shooting is the third fatal shooting near Grant Park since June 27. Lakevin Brownridge, 39, is accused of fatally shooting 37-year-old Jerome Young on June 27 on Back Street, and someone shot and killed 14-year-old Anthony Hinton on June 30 near Back and Moore Streets.

Twenty-nine people have been shot and killed in Cincinnati since May 30.