Police hope Smitherman's camera caught killer

Posted at 4:04 PM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 17:42:55-04

CINCINNATI – Police are hoping a city council member's security camera can lead them to the drive-by shooter who killed a 19-year-old Bond Hill woman over the weekend.

Christopher Smitherman said police asked for camera video from a building he owns near the shooting and he was "honored" to oblige.

It wouldn't be the first time police have used Smitherman's camera video to find a shooting suspect. They did the same thing last year.

Those who knew the shooting victim, Parris Hummons, say she was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time around 10  p.m. Saturday as she and a friend drove along Reading Road near Dale Road.

Smitherman has said he hopes to change the "no-snitch mentality" and encourage others to cooperate with police.

You can always give information to police anonymously.  Call Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040 with any helpful details.