Police say 44-year-old Jamie Urton was on his way back to work from lunch when he saw the father of the boy, 25-year-old Jamall Killings, yelling at other drivers.
According to witnesses, Urton was looking at Killings on his driver’s side when the boy was hit on his passenger’s side.
Urton immediately stopped but was attacked by Killings and 25-year-old Deonde Baber through his window. A witness said Urton was “bawling his eyes out” while saying he was sorry.
His apologies fell on deaf ears as either Baber or Killings pulled out a gun and shot Urton multiple times through his door. There still some confusion on who actually did the shooting, with several different news outlets reporting on either Baber or Killings being the shooter.
“He just fell, he just stopped and they kept going at, after he stopped. They kept shooting him,” the witness said. “After his arms just dropped and there was no life left in him anymore, they shot him again.”
Officials later released 911 audio in which a man can be heard comforting the boy while admitting to shooting Urton:
“You’re OK? And I took care of dude. I killed him. He dead. He dead. The dude that hit you by the car, he dead. I killed him. I’m serious he’s dead. The dude who hit you with the car, I killed him, Jamal. He dead. You hear me? He’s dead. I killed him.”
It’s not clear on who you are hearing in the 911 call as multiple voices can be heard, but it sure sounds like Killings is the one admitting to killing Urton. The boy is recovering and was not seriously injured. Killings would tell the press his side of the story.
“The car came from the bottom of my street, going about 45 miles per hour,” Killings said. “I initially stopped the car, you know a lot of kids play on that street — that’s residential, 15-25. I initially stopped him. He slowed down a bit and then swerve around me, hitting my other son. My son wasn’t hit in the middle of the street. He was hit on the curb.”
He went on to expressed condolences to Urton’s family.
“I apologize for your loss. I don’t condone violence. I don’t teach my kids violence,” Killings said. “That should never have happened … an unfortunate situation, unfortunate event, but I hope we all can learn from this.”
Baber and Killings are currently on the run from police and are both wanted on murder charges in connection to Urton’s death. Killings is also looking at an additional charge of felonious assault.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for information about Baber and are asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to call 513-352-3040.Tags: Crime, Deonde Baber, Jamal Killings, Jamie Urton, Murder, Ohio, Shooting, Vigilante