Man arrested on unrelated charges indicted in shooting death of Avondale man

CINCINNATI -- A man who was originally arrested on unrelated robbery charges is the third person to be indicted in the death of a 19-year-old Avondale man.

The Hamilton County Grand Jury indicted Michael Davis, 19, Friday for murder stemming from the Jan. 7 shooting death of Curron Jones.

On the night  of the shooting, Avondale resident Cynthia Brandon said she heard at least four gunshots outside her Hallwood Place home at about 11:30 a.m. When she peeked out a window, she saw a man later identified as Jones lying on the ground in an apartment lot with another man trying to help him up.

The second man was carrying a gun in his hand, she said.

“I was inside getting ready to get dinner prepared, and I all I heard was pow, pow, pow, pow,” said Brandon, who normally walks to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for work. “It sounded like a gun battle.”

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Davis was originally arrested Feb. 2 for an unrelated aggravated robbery offense that took place at Jefferson Avenue and Charlton Street near the University of Cincinnati campus. That incident involved a victim being shot in the leg, according to UC police.

Davis currently being held in the Hamilton County Justice Center.

On Feb. 5, the Cincinnati Police Fugitive Apprehension Squad arrested a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old in relation to Jones' death. Both teens, who are not being named due to their age, are charged with murder.

A release from the Cincinnati Police Department indicated there are no additional suspects being sought at this time but the incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at 352-3542 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 352-3040 or text “CINTIP” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Callers can remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.

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