Police: Suspect in UC Hospital shooting has assaulted a security officer before

Posted at 10:33 AM, Dec 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-22 10:32:57-05

CINCINNATI -- The man suspected of shooting of a security guard at the psychiatric emergency room at University Hospital was previously arrested for assaulting another security guard at another healthcare facility, according to court documents. 

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Isaiah Currie -- identified by Chief Eliot Isaac as the shooter in Wednesday's incident at UCMC -- was arrested in Oct. 2015 for assault. He was 18 at the time. 

According to a police report, Currie was a "combative patient" at the Deaconess Health Campus near UCMC's campus. Currie was arrested and charged with assault; he injured a security officer "in the line of duty," the affidavit said.

Then, on Nov. 2, Currie was arrested and charged with assault and weapons charges. Court documents say "(Currie) discharged a semi-auto firearm over Wade Street and into a park striking the victim in the left arm causing serious physical harm."

Ten days later, when Currie was in the Hamilton County Justice Center, he was charged with assault again. An affidavit said Currie was "in a fight" with deputy Nathan Hallman at the justice center. Currie was trying to "lift deputy Hallman over the rail," the affidavit said.

Currie, 20, was out of jail on bond at the time of Wednesday's shooting. He shot an unarmed security guard multiple times in the torso, Isaac said. He also shot at a Cincinnati police officer before fatally shooting himself in the lobby area.