Miami Township mother shot in domestic dispute dies

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Posted at 9:38 AM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 12:47:57-05

MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The woman who was shot in the face in a domestic dispute on New Year’s Eve died at a hospital Saturday, according to a Hamilton County Coroner’s report.

Police say Tatiana Romanova, 62, was shot in the face twice by her son, 33-year-old Alexei Siddique, during an on-going dispute at their home on Windy Hollow Court.

First responders transported Romanova to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where she died days later.

Police said Siddique called 911 several times last month to ask for police to respond to the home where Siddique and his mother lived. Police said they made five calls on the home in December before Romanova was shot. Police even made a call earlier the day of the shooting but Romanova sent them away.

Neighbors described a pattern of domestic disputes between the son and mother over the last month.

“I’m not going over there. He has a gun and he’s been mentally unstable for two weeks,” a neighbor said in a 911 call.

Chief Mike Mills said there was nothing officers could have done to prevent it.

"Our hands are tied obviously when we don't have any evidence of domestic violence, or any indications of harm that's going to be caused," Mills said. "We can't fabricate some evidence that is not there, so sometimes we have to leave, and unfortunately this is one of those times."

A judge on Thursday issued Siddique a $1 million cash bond. He’s being held at the Clermont County Jail.