Reward now offered for suspect sought in fatal Liberty Twp. shooting

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man wanted in connection to a fatal Liberty Twp. shooting on June 9.

Officials are continuing to search for Tyree Jeffery Cross, 25, of Cincinnati, who is wanted on charges of complicity to murder, complicity to aggravated robbery and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

During the early morning hours of June 9, Riah Milton was killed in what investigators say was an apparent robbery that went bad.

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Kaleb Marshall Tooson, 18, of Liberty Twp. was charged with murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery for the death of Milton. He is being held in the Butler County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond awaiting trial.

The incident happened at about 5:23 a.m. when a group met at Liberty Park in what investigators say was a plan for a vehicle theft. Detectives say Milton was “lured” to the location to be robbed. A fight ensued, and Milton was shot and killed on a nearby street, officials said.

Milton, 25, of Cincinnati, was found dead in the 6000 block of Spruce Creek Drive. The suspects drove away in Milton’s purple Camaro that was later ditched in West Chester Twp.

A 14-year-old girl, who is a Lakota East student, was arrested on charges of complicity to aggravated robbery, complicity to murder and tampering with evidence. She is housed in the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in juvenile court next week.

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