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Woman shot in the leg by police in East Price Hill appeared in court

Posted at 11:33 AM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 11:33:40-04

CINCINNATI — Ebony Singley, 26, appeared in court Tuesday on one charge of felonious assault.

Singley was shot in the leg by Cincinnati police on July 16, after police were called to the scene of a woman threatening people with a large knife.

Court documents said Singley harmed Wanda Davis with a butcher knife.

When police arrived on scene to 327 Crestline Avenue, they found Singley on Davis' front porch, pacing back and forth and waving a knife around.

Wanda Davis recalled the terrifying moments when a distraught family friend threatened her and her five grandchildren with an 8-inch butcher knife at their East Price Hill home Tuesday.

“I was like, ‘Ebony, what are you doing?’

“She’s like, ‘I’m going to kill everybody and myself. I’m going to kill all you guys and myself and everybody,’” Davis told WCPO.

Officers Joshua Wallet and Andrew Snape were dispatched after 26-year-old Singley called 911 and said she had a knife and was feeling suicidal after having a dispute with a friend, Chief Eliot Isaac said at a news briefing Wednesday. Davis called 911 about seven minutes later and said Singley was on the porch with a knife trying to get into her home.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters ruled, after reviewing body camera footage from the event, that neither officer involved in the shooting would face charges.

Singley is being held on a $10,000 bond.