Murder Charge In Death Of 8-year-old Columbus Boy

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Columbus police have filed a murder charge against a suspect in the death of an 8-year-old boy who died days after being shot in the head.


A report from Columbus police says the child, identified as Jamarion Cox, died Monday after he was struck four days earlier while riding in a vehicle with three adults and a younger boy. Police haven't disclosed the circumstances of the shooting.


Police identified the suspect as the boy's uncle, 23-year-old Robert Broom of Columbus, who was charged with felonious assault last week.


Police on Tuesday charged Broom with murder with a warrant issued for his arrest.


It's not clear if Broom has an attorney, and court records for the warrant listed none.