Victims identified in southwest Columbus shooting that left 2-year-old girl dead


COLUMBUS, Ohio --- The victims of a southwest Columbus shooting that took the life of a 2-year-old have been identified by police.

Detectives for the Columbus Division of Police say shots were fired at a home on Parkwick Drive on Tuesday evening. Twenty-eight-year-old Julian Bice and 25-year-old Jessica Stanford suffered gunshot wounds. Their 2-year-old daughter, Amiyah Bice, was shot and killed during the deadly exchange.

Bice and Stanford were transported to a nearby hospital. Stanford’s family says she and Bice will recover.

The family also said that Stanford is also pregnant and the baby is stable.

Police say one of the suspects was also shot. Responding officers located the injured man east of the location where the shooting occurred. Norman Robert Burke, 51, was arrested and charged with two counts of felonious assault and one count of murder.

Detectives say he was one of two shooters involved in the crime. The second suspect has not yet been identified or charged.

Police have been called to the Parkwick Drive home 19 times in the last two years.

There was a break-in last July, Jessica Stanford was beat up and maced, the little girl was 9 months at the time and witnessed it.

Julian Bice has a record. He served time for drugs and has faced other charges.

The family of Amiyah has set up a GoFundMe and an account at Huntington in her name to pay for her funeral. Any additional money will be donated to Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

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