Second suspect arrested in shooting that killed 2-year-old


UPDATE: A Columbus judge ordered Poindexter to be held without bond Friday morning because the community is in fear of retaliation.

Columbus Police arrested the second suspect in the shooting that killed a two-year-old girl in south Columbus on Tuesday.

Police arrested Jaquon Lamont Poindexter, 22, on Thursday.

Officers say they identified Poindexter through their investigation and arrest warrants.

A SWAT team found Poindexter in his car and arrested him.


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UPDATE: Columbus Police have identified a suspect in Tuesday's shooting that took the life of a two-year-old in south Columbus.

Police say Norman Robert Burke, 51, has been charged with one count of murder and two counts of felonious assault.

Columbus Police say the second suspect in the shooting, described as a black male, is still at large.

51-year-old Norman Robert Burke (seen here from a booking photo on 8/2010)


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Friends raced to the scene of a shooting that claimed the life of a 2-year-old girl in southwest Columbus and sent two people to area hospitals.

The shooting happened on Parkwick Drive Tuesday evening.

Upon arrival of the scene, responding officers located three gunshot victims: 2-year-old Amiyah Bice, her father 28-year-old Julian Bice and her mother 25-year-old Jessica Standford

One man who didn’t gave his name, raced up to the police tape blocking Parkwick Drive at Teller Street, looked at the scene and turned right back around.

“It’s my sister and I need to go check on the baby,” the man said.

Like Columbus Police, friends and family of a young couple whose home is now a crime scene are trying to figure out what happened that led to gunfire.

”It’s an epidemic out here and it sucks,” said Shawn Schooley, who knows the family well through the little girl’s father. “He’s a good guy. She’s a good girl. Their daughter is their world and it’s just heartbreaking this is happening.”

Amiyah was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital where she were pronounced dead.

Julian Bice and Jessica Stanford were taken to nearby hospitals in life-threatening condition. Police say the parents are expected to survive the shooting.

With police cruisers lining the street, neighbors gathered by the dozens as detectives worked to piece together what led up to the shooting.

“We’ve got people at three different hospitals. We’re trying to determine exactly what happened at this point,” Columbus Police Sergeant Stan Latta said.

It’s something Tara Owens would like to know. She spoke to the family less than an hour before the shooting and just dropped off a birthday present for Amiyah.

“She was amazing little girl,” Owens said. “Her and my daughter got along great. She was so great with everyone’s kids. She’s such a great little girl and I just can’t believe this is happening,” she said.

Columbus police arrested one suspected gunman, who was also shot and injured. A second suspect is still at large.

At this time it is unknown who shot the suspect who is currently in custody. The shooting remains under investigation, according to Columbus Police.


Editor's note: 10TV previously reported the suspect in custody was shot by responding officers. Columbus Police says the shooting of the suspect is still under investigation and officers were not involved.

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