Judge views body camera footage in Cortez Sims case; hearing resumes tomorrow

Cortez Sims, the 17-year-old suspect in a 2015 deadly apartment shooting at College Hill Courts, appears before Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Robert D. Philyaw for a detention hearing on Jan. 12, 2015.

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A judge today viewed the 11-minute body camera footage where a survivor identifies Cortez Sims as the gunman in a January 2015 shootout that killed one and injured three.

Criminal Court Judge Barry Steelman viewed the footage privately, saying the video will remain under seal until he makes a decision on how much jurors should know about Bianca Horton.

After hearing about two hours of testimony and debate on a number of outstanding issues, Steelman said he would recess the Sims case until tomorrow morning at 10.

Police say Sims burst into a College Hill Courts apartment around 1 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2015, and opened fire on Talitha Bowman, Marcell Christopher, Horton, and her child, Zoey Duncan, who was paralyzed as a result of the shooting.