A Cincinnati, Ohio, man was reportedly shot to death as he checked on a 4-year-old boy he ran over on Friday.
Authorities said Jamie Urton, 44, was fatally shot following an argument stemming from the accident. Cincinnati Police Department Lt. Steve Saunders told the New York Post that Urton was wounded several times.
Investigators claimed Urton was driving when the child darted out in front of his car. A witness told WLWT that the Urton was assaulted while in his vehicle by three people. The attack continued as the 44-year-old kept apologizing as one assailant opened fire.
“He didn’t mean to do it, he was bawling his eyes out, saying he was sorry, begging for mercy, basically, and they shot him,” another anonymous witness told the station.
Urton was pronounced dead at a hospital. A co-worker who was with the victim at the time was also injured.
In a 911 call, an unknown caller can be heard telling the crying child the following:
“You’re OK? And I took care of dude. I killed him. He dead. He dead. The dude that hit you by the car, he dead. I killed him. I’m serious he’s dead. The dude who hit you with the car, I killed him, Jamall. He dead. You hear me? He’s dead. I killed him.”
Another caller described how Urton and his co-worker were forced out of the car and made to lay in the street before someone opened fire.
Police are currently looking for Jamall Killings, the boy’s father whose name was possibly mentioned in the newly released 911 call. Killings, who was interviewed by local news stations following the incident, is now wanted in connection with Urton’s murder.
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“I apologize for your loss. I don’t condone violence. I don’t teach my kids violence. That should never have happened… an unfortunate situation, unfortunate event, but I hope we all can learn from this,” Killings told WCPO.
Deonte Baber, 25, is also wanted by police. Baber and Killings are still at large, according to WLWT.
The boy was treated for bleeding on the brain and released a day after the accident. He could require surgery to treat his injuries.
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