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.

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