Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Youssouf Niangane (DOB 10/30/03). Niangane was indicted for two counts of Aggravated Murder (SF) and one count of Aggravated Robbery (F1). If convicted on all charges, Niangane faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison.
On April 6, 2022, Niangane and Ali Coulter (DOB 1/7/02) conspired to rob the victim, Christian Jones. Niangane and Coulter arranged to have the victim provide them with a ride to a certain location for money. Both suspects got into the back of Jones’s vehicle. While Jones was driving, he was shot three times in the back of the head.
Evidence obtained during the investigation shows that Niangane and Coulter conspired to rob and kill the victim.
On April 8, 2022 Niangane was arrested by the Cincinnati Police Department and is currently being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center on $1,000,000 secured bond.
On April 11, 2022, Cincinnati Police Officers, in coordination with Covington Police attempted to locate Coulter at his mother’s home. When the Cincinnati Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrived at his mother’s home in Covington, Coulter was there. Coulter was shot by Cincinnati Police Officers and succumbed to his injuries on-scene.
Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders and the Kentucky State Police are investigating the shooting of Coulter.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters commented, “This is yet another example of senseless violent crime. Niangane will be held accountable for his involvement in this murder.
His co-defendant, Ali Coulter, is deceased after a use-of-force incident in Covington, Kentucky.
Issues concerning police use-of-force, jurisdictional concerns, and the piecemeal release of certain pieces of evidence by city administration prior to the completion of the investigation, will be handled by the Commonwealth Attorney for Kenton County.”