Man Shot and Killed During Child Custody Exchange

A custody exchange in the Hamilton Police Department parking lot just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, Christmas Day, led to a fatal shooting of the father of two small children. The location was used as a “safe place” for a custody exchange.

According to reports, a man had accompanied his girlfriend to pick up her children from their father. The father got out of his vehicle and accompanied his son to meet the mother’s boyfriend. The daughter had stayed behind. Reportedly, a verbal confrontation between the two men ensued. The mother stepped between the two but was unable to stop her boyfriend from shooting the father of her children.

Andy Cochran, 29, has been charged with murder and presently is in the Marion County Jail. Andy or Andrew Cochran was the manager of O’Riley’s Auto Parts in Hamilton.