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Published: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 8:35 PM
Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 8:55 AM
HAMILTON — A 23-year-old man is charged in the shooting last week of a 2-year-old girl in Hamilton.
Noah Kaleb Jones is accused of shooting the toddler Nov. 21 in the 100 block of Lulu Avenue. She was shot in the jaw, according to a Hamilton police incident report.
Police Chief Craig Bucheit announced Jones’ arrest Tuesday night on social media.
He said “an exhaustive investigation” by Hamilton police ended in a SWAT search warrant and arrest around 4 p.m. in the 600 block of Eaton Avenue in Hamilton.
#UPDATE: Noah Jones, 23, has been charged with shooting of 2-year-old last Wed on Lulu Ave. An exhaustive investigation @HamiltonOhioPD culminated in SWAT search warrant & arrest. Everyone working this case is a parent and getting this shooter off the street was our top priority. pic.twitter.com/t9RLZK0Xaf— Craig R. Bucheit (@craigbucheit) November 28, 2018
Jones was booked into the Butler County Jail on suspicion of two counts of felonious assault and one count of improperly discharging a firearm.
Police were called shortly after 9:30 p.m. Nov. 21 to a report of a child shot inside the home.
When they arrived, the 2-year-old gunshot victim was being driven by her mother to Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus in Liberty Twp. From there, she was transferred to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati.
A hospital employee said Tuesday night the girl has been discharged, but that it wasn’t clear when.
According to neighbors, a man twice drove by the house and shot multiple times.
Bucheit told our media partner, WCPO-TV in Cincinnati, that the house or household member was targeted in the shooting, but not the child victim.