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Man charged in Christmas slaying in Cincy

Thursday, December 27, 2012

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say a 26-year-old man has been charged in a Christmas Day shooting that left a 20-year-old woman dead and her boyfriend wounded.

Cincinnati police Sgt. Dennis Swingley said the shooting occurred as Kyila Shields, her boyfriend and two young children visited relatives in the Westwood neighborhood Tuesday night.

Police say Byron Frazier pulled up in a vehicle and opened fire shortly after their car arrived. Shields was killed and her 25-year-old boyfriend was shot in the face. He was treated at a hospital and released. The children were not injured.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Frazier was charged with murder and two counts of felonious assault. Investigators have not disclosed his connection to the family.

Cincinnati police also investigated two other shootings on Christmas Day.