Menu

Homicide

Man accused of killing 2-year-old son in domestic dispute is charged with murder in Ohio

A man suspected of shooting his 2-year-old son in the head during a dispute with the child's mother has been charged with aggravated murder.

A police spokeswoman says a court appearance is set Thursday for 23-year-old Derrice Alexander.

Police say the toddler, Derrice Alexander Jr., was standing on a staircase landing and was struck when his father fired into the home's window from outside during the dispute early Tuesday. The boy died at a hospital.

Cleveland's police chief says Alexander shouldn't have had a weapon because he's a convicted felon. Court records show he was sentenced in 2011 to serve two years in prison in an assault case.

It wasn't immediately clear if Alexander has an attorney. A message was left with the public defender's office, which previously represented him.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 4.30% dw 4.43%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.30% up 3.27%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.60% up 4.57%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.34% dw 3.46%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.58% up 3.51%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.38% dw 4.47%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.11% dw 4.17%  
$30K Loan Graph 4.99% dw 5.11%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.40% dw 4.56%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.40% dw 4.51%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.90% dw 2.91%  
36 M Used Graph 3.40% dw 3.44%  
48 M New Graph 3.16% dw 3.19%  
48 M Used Graph 2.90% dw 2.97%  
60 M New Graph 3.17% dw 3.22%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.35% up 0.34%  
1 yr Graph 0.67% dw 0.68%  
5 yr Graph 1.38% -- 1.38%