Cincinnati photographer arrested after photo of ‘lone gunman’ attack in downtown
A Cincinnati photographer was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault after allegedly threatening to shoot a lone gunman, police said.
Eric Tipp, a spokesman for the Cincinnati Police Department, said Friday that the arrest of Matthew Smith is an isolated incident.
Police say the incident began at a home in the 3200 block of West Franklin Street around 6 p.m.
Tipp said a man who lived there had called police saying he had a gun and was threatening to kill a person.
The man later told police he was with Smith and a woman who were visiting the home.
Police said Smith then pulled out a handgun and shot the man in the back.
The shooter then fled the scene in a red car, Tipp added.
Police have not said what the shooter’s motive was.
Police had not said whether Smith has a criminal history.
He is not in custody, Tpp said.
Smith, 24, of the 2200 block ave., West Franklin, was taken to the county jail in lieu of $2,500 bail.
He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to court records.
The arrest comes less than two weeks after a shooting that killed a man in Cincinnati’s North Side left three others wounded.
Police were investigating the death of a man at a gas station in Northside around 7:30 p.b.m., when they were called to the scene.
The shooting occurred when officers were responding to reports of shots fired, according the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.