A father has been charged with killing the driver of a car that hit and injured his four-year-old son in Cincinnati.
Twenty-four-year-old Jamall Killings turned himself in Tuesday. A judge sent bond Wednesday at $2.1million on murder and felonious assault charges.
His son was struck March 24. His injuries weren’t life-threatening.
Police are seeking a second suspect, 25-year-old Deonte Barber, in the death of the driver, 44-year-old Jamie Urton. He was shot repeatedly when he got out of his car and apparently became involved in a confrontation.
In the resulting 911 calls, a man identifying himself as Killings is heard giving contradictory information, including saying he killed the driver and then saying someone else shot him.
Killings’ lawyer said he did not kill Urton and plans to fight the charges.
Urton had just left work on March 24 and was with a co-worker when the boy was struck, police said.
The child was crossing Kenton Street in Walnut Hills at about 12pm when he was hit.
Sgt. Eric Franz told DailyMail.com that three men in the area ‘charged’ at Urton and his passenger and assaulted them.
Authorities, say Urton and his passenger either got out of the vehicle or were dragged before being assaulted by three people.
Franz said that he didn’t have information on how Urton and the passenger left the vehicle.
Police say that Urton was shot several times in the incident. Urton’s passenger suffered minor injuries in the fight but was not shot, according to authorities.
Urton was taken to a hospital and died during surgery, Franz said.