Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:49 AM


Two-year-old Zoey Duncan hugs her mother Bianca Horton in January 2016. On Jan. 7, 2015, a gunman opened fire in Horton's College Hill Courts apartment, killing 20-year-old Talitha Bowman and wounding three others, including Zoey, who barely survived. Zoey was paralyzed from the waist down. In May 2016, after testifying that Cortez Sims was the shooter, Bianca's body was found. She had been shot six times. Two-year-old Zoey Duncan hugs her mother Bianca Horton... Photo by Dan Henry /Times Free Press. Fund offers help for witnesses A day after Bianca Horton was shot and killed in May 2016, presumably for testifying in a local murder case, Mayor Andy Berke decided the city would create a "Witness Protection and Victim Assistance Fund." The fund doesn't actually offer protection, it pays for practical, immediate expenses that can help a witness or victim quickly become safer, Assistant Chief Tracy Arnold explained. Police can use the fund to buy a bus ticket for a witness to go live with an uncle in another city, or to pay for gas so a family can drive out of state. Caroline Huffaker, a victim services coordinator at the police department, said the department strives to provide help ...

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