Police see little cooperation in homicide case

Posted at 6:23 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 19:45:46-05

HAMILTON, Ohio -- Hamilton police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man outside a bar last week.

Robert Goens was one of two people shot in the parking lot of the Hard Times Bar early Friday morning, according to the Hamilton Police Department. The other victim refused treatment.

Goens, who suffered a gunshot wound to his chest, died of his injuries Sunday.

"When I held my son's hand for the last time, it's like my heart went into his hand and it just tore -- you tear families apart," his mother, Sheila McCloud, said.

McCloud said her son was a happy person, who loved to rap, hunt and fish.

Detectives aren't getting a lot of cooperation from potential witnesses, according to the police department. For McCloud, that's insulting her son's memory.

"Don't you dare refer to my son as your friend or your homie, and you don't want to help him, because helping him have justice is picking up the telephone," McCloud said.

According to WCPO media partner the Journal-News, Goens' death is Hamilton's second homicide of 2016.

Anyone who know anything about the shooting, no matter how insignificant it may seem, should call the Hamilton Police Department Investigations Bureau at 868-5811 ext. 2002.