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Suspect in Woodlawn bank robbery and shooting faces murder charge in West Virginia

Daimeyon Smith held here on $1.52 million bond
Posted: 11:28 AM, Jun 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-08 16:19:37Z

CINCINNATI – The man charged with robbing a Woodlawn bank and shooting a bystander as he fled is facing a murder charge in West Virginia, prosecutors said in court here Friday.

A Hamilton County judge also cited the murder charge in setting a high bond of $1.52 million for Daimeyon Smith, 35, of Dunbar, West Virginia.

Smith is wanted in Kanawha County, West Virginia, in the May killing of Tanisha Hariston, 29, of Charleston.  She appeared to have been shot, according to media reports.

A detective with the Kanawha County Bureau of Investigations and a Dunbar police detective came to Cincinnati Thursday to interview Smith, according to WSAZ-TV.

Smith robbed a U.S. Bank on Springfield Pike at gunpoint Wednesday,  according to police, and threatened to kill the bank tellers, according to 911 calls.

"He was going to shoot us," a frightened teller told 911. "Right in our faces. ... I'm shaking so bad."

As Smith fled, he fired twice at police and shot a bystander in the head at the Cruise Inn in Forest Park, according to Forest Park Police Chief Bill Arns. The bystander, 47-year-old Scott Ramsey, was alert and able to speak to first responders as they transported him to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Arns said. A later news release described his condition as "stable but critical."

Smith is charged here with attempted murder and aggravated burglary.