Sunday, September 18, 2011

Deranged Ex-Con Fires On Police In Broad Daylight

Convict Who Allegedly Fired On Police Only Out Of Prison 2 Months In 6 Years
Re-printed from a story at WKRC Channel 12 on August 23rd 2011
Delmar ByrdCINCINNATI - A man appeared in Hamilton County Court this morning, charged in the third police shooting in Cincinnati this week. 23-year-old Delmar Byrd of Northside is held on $250,000 bond, after an officer fired shots at him during Tuesday night's confrontation in Corryville. Byrd is charged with felonious assault and having a weapon under disability.

Police were called to Corry Street near Glendora last evening after receiving a complaint about a fight. When a couple of plain clothes officers arrived, they say they tried to confront Byrd and he turned around and pointed a gun at them. One of the officers fired and Byrd took off. He wasn't hit and the officers caught up with him a short time later. Byrd was taken to the hospital and then brought to the jail around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

The charge he faces of having a weapon under disability comes because of a past robbery conviction. Byrd had only recently been released from prison in June of 2011 for a conviction for several 2005 Robbery convictions for which he served a total of 6 years.


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Above, Corryville is a high-crime area near the University of Cincinnati.

This is the third time Cincinnati officers have fired shots at a suspect in less than a week. Last Friday, Cincinnati Officer Charles Knapp shot 23-year-old Christopher Foster seven times near Findlay Market. Police say Foster fired two shots at Knapp - before he returned fire. Foster is in critical, but stable condition. He will be charged with attempted murder when he's released from the hospital.

References:
WKRC Channel 12, Shooting Suspect Appears In Court
Hamilton County Clerk Of Courts, B0506635 AGGRAVATED ROBBERY
Hamilton County Sheriffs Office, BYRD, DELMAR