Prosecutors offer $2,500 reward in I-75 shooting death

Posted at 11:06 PM, Oct 16, 2017

CINCINNATI -- Lian Cung Nung, described by his wife Sian Par as "a loving husband" and father of three, might have lost his life to a random act of road rage, Hamilton County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Julie Wilson said Monday.

Nung died July 25 after a bullet shattered the window of his car, struck him in the head and left him in the middle of the Sixth Street ramp to I-75. Par, who was also in the car at the time, saw it happen. Nung died at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

"The police are working really hard and would love to solve this case to put some closure for the family," Wilson said Monday, but admitted city and county authorities had neither made an arrest nor identified a suspect in Nung's death.


One of their best guesses is one that offers few leads to pursue: It was an angry driver somewhere near Nung's car.

"It was very congested, so someone could have been upset about maybe being cut off or something like that," she said. 

But there are other guesses that give investigators room to move forward. Wilson said authorities were looking for three specific drivers who were on the road at the same time: One driving a red van, another in a PT Cruiser and a third in a black SUV.

"If someone drives that route everyday, maybe it's their car or they know whose car it is. Maybe they saw or heard something," she said.

Wilson said the county prosecutor's office was offering a $2,500 reward to anyone able to identify the person responsible for Nung's death.

Anyone who believes they could have information connected to the case should call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.