A man injured in a shooting which left his cousin dead has now also died. The Hamilton County coroner on Wednesday confirmed the death of Bart Gertz.
Bart and his cousins Mike Gertz were shot on September 28 in a Lockland apartment. Mike Gertz died at the scene. Bart has been hospitalized since the shooting.
Days after the attack, police arrested 25 year-old Joshua Lee in Price Hill. He is now at the Hamilton County Justice Center on charges including aggravated murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery. His bail was set at $1.2 million.
Prosecutors will now decide whether to update the charges against Lee.
Lockland Police say the violence was drug-related. Police Lieutenant Terry Wilkerson said that Lee sold heroin and had sold it to Mike Gertz in the past. He also said that Lee lived in an apartment behind the building where Gertz lived.
Lee also has ties to Illinois, where he has an extensive criminal history. He is suspected of being a member of a Chicago gang.