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Man arrested in death of 8-year-old Columbus boy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The uncle of an 8-year-old boy who died days after being shot in the head has been arrested on a murder charge in the boy's killing.

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This undated photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office shows Robert Broom. Broom, the uncle of Jamarion Cox, an 8-year-old boy who died days after being shot in the head has been arrested on a murder charge in the boy's killing. Cox died last month after police say he was struck four days earlier while riding in a vehicle with three adults and a younger boy. (AP Photo/Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)

The child, identified as Jamarion Cox, died last month after police say he was struck four days earlier while riding in a vehicle with three adults and a younger boy. Police haven't disclosed the circumstances of the shooting.

Police identified the suspect as the boy's uncle, 23-year-old Robert Broom of Columbus, who was charged with murder on April 16 and arrested Thursday.

Broom was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Friday. No bond had been set, and court records didn't list an attorney for him.

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