Hamilton County's coroner has released some technical details about last Thursday's deadly shooting at the Fifth Third Center in Downtown Cincinnati. But Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco says there still isn't an answer as to why Omar Enrique Santa-Perez started shooting.
As the Franklin County Sheriff’s office continues to investigate the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy at the courthouse, the Franklin County deputy involved in the incident has returned from administrative leave.
Homicides in Cincinnati were up nearly 15 percent last year compared to 2016.
But police officials told city council's Law and Public Safety Committee Monday that the increase was not nearly as large as some nearby cities.
The number of homicides jumped from 62 to 71, according to Assistant Police Chiefs Paul Neudigate and Mike John. John showed the committee a slide with photos of all 71 homicide victims to make a point that they were not just numbers.
Rianne Dotson smokes a cigarette on the front steps of her grandmother’s home off South Parson’s Ave. Like the rest of the family, Dotson says she’s feeling an immense amount of grief after receiving a phone call yesterday informing her that her 16-year-old nephew had been fatally shot.
“We’re feeling a lot of pain, a lot of hurt, and we’re wanting justice,” Dotson says.