18-year-old charged in the shooting death of 12-year-old Ohio girl

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NEWARK, Ohio — Police say a man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old girl east of Columbus.

Newark police say Isabella Barnes, of Newark, was shot and killed Friday night on the front porch of her family’s home by an 18-year-old man who fled the scene. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say the suspect was later spotted on a bicycle by law enforcement officers and was arrested. Police say the man apparently discarded at least one firearm while fleeing.

Keegan Mummey (Courtesy: Licking County Sheriff’s Department)

He’s been identified as Keegan Mummey. He’s being held in the Licking County jail on a charge of aggravated murder.

Detectives are trying to determine the motive for the shooting.

Newark is roughly 40 miles east of downtown Columbus.

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