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Hamilton police name fatal shooting victim; make arrest after second incident

Published: Monday, June 04, 2018 @ 4:23 PM


            A man was fatally shot Saturday morning near the intersection of Wilson and Front streets, according to Hamilton police. Neighbors said they heard numerous shots around 1:10 a.m. RICK McCRABB/STAFF
            RICK McCRABB/STAFF
A man was fatally shot Saturday morning near the intersection of Wilson and Front streets, according to Hamilton police. Neighbors said they heard numerous shots around 1:10 a.m. RICK McCRABB/STAFF(RICK McCRABB/STAFF)

Hamilton police have identified a man who was shot and killed early Saturday morning, and say a second shooting shortly after is connected.

Aldon Litman, 42, of Hamilton, was shot and pronounced dead near the corner of South Front Street and Wilson Street after an argument, police said. The preliminary cause of death is gunshot wounds and his death has been ruled a homicide, according to the Butler County Coroner’s Office.

FIRST REPORT: Neighbors report hearing multiple gunshots in Hamilton

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Police said there was an argument between Litman and Omar Kirkland, 36, of Hamilton.

Witnesses reported hearing gunshots, and each man received gunshot wounds, police said.

Kirkland received treatment for multiple gunshot wounds and is in stable condition at a local hospital, police said.

Then at 1:15 p.m. Saturday — about 12 hours after the first shooting — another shooting occurred in the area of Hurm Street and South Front Street, according to police

Scott Alexander Jones Sr., 47, of Hamilton, shot Albert Givens, 31, of Hamilton, according to police.

Givens was transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition, according to police.

Jones was located shortly after the shooting by Hamilton police. He was arrested and has been charged with felonious assault.

Police believe the two shootings are related. Members of the community witnessed the shootings, according to police, and they are urging those people to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call 513-868-5811, ext. 2002.