Man charged in Over-the-Rhine shooting death due in court

CINCINNATI – A man charged in the shooting death of a 33-year-old just blocks away from the annual Over-the-Rhine parade in March is scheduled to appear in a Hamilton County courtroom Wednesday to either enter a plea or set a date for trial.

Darryl Chatman was shot in the chest on March 7 as he worked on his car in the 1600 block of Hamer Street.

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A short time later police arrested and charged Frank Curtis, 22, with Chatman’s death.

Cincinnati Police Capt. Mike John said witnesses of the shooting were very cooperative and gave good information during the initial investigation.

"It's brave of them to do that, but really it's critical for us," John said.

In an affidavit submitted to the Hamilton County Municipal Court, police state Curtis brandished a gun and demanded money from Chatman before shooting him. Chatman attempted to disarm Curtis before being shot one time in the chest, the affidavit  also states.

The incident was caught on city security cameras and confirmed by those eye witnesses, according to police.

Curtis is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center on a $1 million bond.

He is expected to appear in court at 9 a.m.

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