Springfield Twp. shooting victim filed protection order against suspect 3 months before she was shot

Posted at 5:35 PM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 19:02:41-05

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Kenesha Moore filed a civil protection order against the man charged in her death just three months before she was shot and killed, according to court documents. 

Police charged Kenesha’s ex-boyfriend, 26-year-old Kourash Kiani, with aggravated murder in her death. Police say he shot and killed the 21-year-old Feb. 9 on Tag Drive in Springfield Township.

Kenesha’s mother, Tonya Moore, said “people gravitated” toward her daughter’s outgoing personality and strong will.

“Right now, I’m grieving,” Tonya said. “I’m angry. I just want justice for my baby, justice for her. I want him to pay for what he did to my daughter. That’s what I want.”

Kenesha and Kiani had dated for several months before Kenesha ended the relationship, but Kiani stalked her for over a year afterward, Tonya said. 

Kenesha filed a civil protection order against him in November, according to Clermont County Court documents. 

“I want justice for my baby. I want justice for her,” Tonya said. “I want to make sure that this doesn’t happen to any other women no more. I mean that. I mean that.”

Tonya said she hopes more can be done to help protect others who face a similar situation. 

“They put those things in place so they can feel comfort and peace, knowing they have their back. They didn’t have my daughters back,” Tonya said. 

Authorities said Kiani drove away and abandoned his car after shooting Kenesha. When a canine officer tracked him down, Kiani shot himself but he survived. Kiani was hospitalized. Police said they did not have updates on his condition.

Kenesha's funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 21 at Spring Grove Funeral Home on Princeton Pike.