Cincinnati Police are investigating a deadly shooting near the University of Cincinnati campus. It happened shortly after 8:00 p.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Jefferson and University avenues.
Police found 28-year-old Brandon Tyler-Tharp shot in the parking lot of The Smoke Shoppe, which is across from the UC campus. Tyler-Tharp, who is not a UC student, received multiple gunshots to the torso. He was taken to University Hospital where he died.
Local 12 spoke to Tamika Tyler, who identified herself as the sister of Tyler-Tharp.
"I just couldn't sleep. I just had to come over here just to see the last place he was at, walking and breathing. He isn't [sic] a bad person, just trying to make it. I don't know what happened," said Tyler.
After the shooting, UC Police issued an advisory to students and staff on the West Campus. They were told to stay indoors while police processed the crime scene. The advisory was lifted about an hour later.
Police are looking for a dark-colored luxury sedan they believe is connected to the shooting.
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