Suspects in Cameo club shooting face 230 years in prison

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911 calls: From Cameo Nightclub shooting

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UPDATE @ 11:16 a.m. 4/6/17

Thursday morning Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters gave an update on the Cameo Night Club shooting investigation. Deters stated that the Grand Jury has issued a 38-count indictment against Cornell Beckley for his role in the shooting and if convicted on all charges Beckley will face 230 years in prison.

Deondre Davis, the other man charged with murder in the case, died Tuesday after his family took him off life support. Davis’ charges were dismissed following his death.

Additionally, Joe Deters says a third gun was found and they have not found the suspect who might have shot it. That person will also face 38 counts and a possible 230 years.

UPDATE @ 5 a.m 4/6/17

More information about the Cameo Night Club mass shooting could be revealed on Thursday during a news conference held by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters, according to our news partner WCPO.

  • Deondre Davis, 29, died at University Hospital Medical Center, lawyer says
  • Cornell Beckley, 27, was taken into police custody Thursday afternoon
  • Bond for Beckley was set at $1.7 million in court Friday

UPDATE @6:33 a.m. 4/4/17Deondre Davis was taken off life support at 1:08 a.m., according to his attorney.

His death brought the number of fatalities from the shooting up to two.

UPDATE @5:19 a.m. 4/4/17

Deondre Davis is on life support and is in a non-responsive state, his lawyer told our partners at WCPO.

"He's on complete life support machines," said defense attorney Carl Lewis. "The family is praying and believing that whatever is God's will, will be. At this point it is our belief … that he will not make it through the night."

Davis’ family said they believe he is innocent.


Cincinnati Police Department held a news conference Thursday evening to announce a “significant update” in the weekend nightclub shooting.

Davis’ name was released Wednesday by police as a gunshot victim.

There is evidence others are involved and police are continuing their investigation, said Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac.

The incident began with a fight inside the nightclub involving several people.

Police are trying to determine who fired the shots.

At least 16 shell casings were recovered at the scene, but police believe more shots were fired from at least three guns.

The majority of people struck by gunfire were club patrons, Isaac said.

Two of the surviving victims are graduates of Trotwood-Madison High School, including 26-year-old Jarrod Givens.

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9-1-1 audio

Police reports and emergency dispatch audio were released Thursday from Cincinnati’s worst mass shooting that left one man dead and 16 others wounded.

“We were in the club. They shouldn’t be shooting in the club,” one 9-1-1 caller said.

Emergency dispatch recordings highlight the urgent need for help at the club.

Dispatcher: “9-1-1, what is the address of your emergency?”

Caller: “We need an ambulance at Cameo ... he’s been shot, there’s blood everywhere.”

In each of those calls, no one could answer who was shooting. The callers’ focus was on getting help for the victims.

Dispatcher: “Ma’am, they’re already coming, OK?”

Caller: “I need them to come, he might not make it. I need someone to hurry up, please.”

Dispatcher: What part of his body is shot, ma’am?”

Caller: “I don’t know, he’s got blood all over his body.”

The victims

The victims – 14 men and three woman who ranged in age from 24 to 33 – were shot shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday by multiple gunmen inside Cameo Night Club located at 4601 Kellogg Avenue.

One man was shot in the head, another in the back and stomach, and another person was shot three times, records show.

O’Bryan Spikes, 27, was fatally shot in the chest. Of the other 16 victims, all but two – who remain in critical condition at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center – have been released from Cincinnati area hospital, police said.

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The 16 surviving victims are: Shannon Brown, 25; Deondre Davis, 29; Rodney Espy, 30; Michael Feagins Jr., 30; Jarrod Givens, 26; Stephen Haley, 28; Christopher Harris, 34; Jordan Harris, 24; Rayshunda Higgins, 33; Khristian Howell, 26; Ronald Lee, 33; Regina Madaris, 33; Nathan McClendon, 27; Valor Stanley, 28; Bryant Stevenson, 28; and Jraejah Warren, 28. Two of those wounded are Trotwood-Madison High School graduates.


A timeline is based on an incident detail report released today by the Cincinnati Police Department.
  • Sunday, 1:29 a.m.: The first report comes in of shots fired while about 200 people were inside the Cameo Night Club
  • 1:30 a.m. Reports of three people down, someone else reports a friend is shot; and a man is reported to have a gunshot wound to the head
  • 1:31 a.m.: Police on scene report at least six shooting victims; they ask for expedited fire response
  • 1:33 a.m. Police order Kellogg Avenue blocked in all directions; CPR begins inside the club; and a driver with his brother suffering gunshots to his back and stomach tries to flag down a rescue vehicle
  • 1:38 a.m. Police report it is safe for fire personnel to enter club
  • 1:42 a.m. Report comes that one victim has three gunshot wounds
  • 1:45 a.m: Two officers detain someone standing with a gun inside the club; crews report all victims inside club accounted for
  • 1:48 a.m. Hamilton County Sheriff's Office activate disaster network
  • 1:50 a.m. Two additional gunshot victims walk into the University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • 1:53 a.m. A man with a gunshot wound to his back is found in front of nightclub
  • 1:54 a.m. Crews report at least five or six victims suffer from critical chest wounds
  • 1:56 a.m. All victims from inside the club have been taken to area hospitals; two more victims remain outside club
  • 2:06 a.m. Another victim is found at Delta and Stanley avenues
  • 2:11 a.m. Two additional victims walk into Bethesda North Hospital
  • 2:12 a.m. Police recover a gun at Stanley Avenue
  • 2:14 a.m. A gunshot victim shows up at a firehouse

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