Friday, July 20, 2001

Man killed at apartment in West End

Fatal shooting followed scuffle

By Michael D. Clark
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        A struggle in the doorway of a West End apartment led to a man being shot to death by a woman shortly after midnight Thursday.

        Cincinnati police said the shooting followed a confrontation between an intruder and a male resident of a third-floor apartment at 1071 Baymiller Walk.

        Police said the man who was killed had knocked on the apartment door about 12:10 a.m. When the door was opened, a struggle ensued between the man and a male resident. A female resident of the apartment then shot the man, who police found dead in the home shortly afterward.

        Police are not identifying the dead man pending notification of his family.

        Police declined to comment on details of the shooting or release the identities of the apartment residents, citing their continuing investigation.

        Residents of the apartment did not respond to messages seeking comment Thursday.

        No charges have been filed. Police are waiting for autopsy results from the Hamilton County Coroner's Office.

        “We only have one side of the story and we're looking at it really close,” said Lt. Roger Wolf of the Cincinnati Police Homicide Unit.

        According to police records, a 911 call was made to police dispatchers at 12:11 a.m. from the apartment and a caller told dispatchers she had found a man in the apartment who was trying to rob the residence and had accidentally shot himself.


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