CINCINNATI -- Police have identified a man who was shot to death Wednesday night outside a Kennedy Heights apartment complex.
Investigators say Dannon Foreman, 34, was found dead just before 6:30 p.m. in the courtyard of the Ridge Hill Manor apartment complex in the 6200 block of Robison Road. Foreman was shot in the back somewhere inside the building and made his way outside where he eventually collapsed in the grass, according to police.
Friends and family told 9 On Your Side reporter Amy Wadas that Foreman was resident of the complex. They also said he is survived by an 11-year-old son.
This is the first homicide in Kennedy Heights since June.
Capt. Jeff Butler said the police department has stepped up its effort in the neighborhood by becoming more visible with the help of community initiatives such as the Citizens on Patrol program.
However, while the numbers are down, many members of the community believe more needs to be done. One of those people is Angela Orr, who said there are still too many deaths in the city.
"Too many of our men are dying," she said. "I don't understand it. It's ridiculous."
That was a sentiment echoed by Foreman's mother, Mary Bradley, who lost another son to violence several years ago in Norwood.
"Why would someone want to destroy our lives like that? I am just so hurt right now. I feel like dying myself," she said.
Bradley's lone surviving son, Jay Bradley, said the fatal actions on Wednesday will have a ripple effect that will be felt throughout the community. He hopes the people responsible for his brother's death are brought to justice soon so his family can have some peace of mind.
Police say they are looking for two men in connection with the shooting. The suspects are between the ages of 25 and 30 and one has dreadlocks, officers said.
The investigation by the Cincinnati Police Department’s Homicide Unit is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Section at 352-3542 or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040 or text “CINTIP” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Callers may remain anonymous and may receive compensation for their information.
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