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8-year-old shot in head dies

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Police in central Ohio say an 8-year-old boy has died days after being shot in the head, and they expect to file updated charges against the suspect.

A report from Columbus police says the child, identified as Jamarion Cox, died Monday.

Officers said 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.

They identified the suspect as 23-year-old Robert Broom of Columbus. Police initially reported Broom was arrested on an assault charge, but the updated report on Tuesday indicated a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

That report said investigators expect to charge Broom with murder.

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

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