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Downtown Fight Turns Deadly

Downtown Fight Turns Deadly
Posted Monday, July 7th 2014 @ 8pm  by 700WLW News

( Downtown ) - Gunshots were heard near Piatt Park around 7 o'clock Monday evening, and now police are investigating a homicide.

Officers blocked off Vine street at Garfield Place for the investigation. They say the victim did not survive his injuries.  Homicide Detective Lieutenant David Johnston says it started as a fight between two people in the street, and one pulled out a gun, and shot the other.

The victim ran into Piatt Park, where he collapsed.  He died at the hospital.

The victim is identified as Joshua Lamar Taylor, 25. Investigators say witnesses are being cooperative.

If you can help police, call CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040 or text CINTIP plus your message to CRIMES.

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