U.S. Marshals arrested two people in Florence, Kentucky on Tuesday after the shooting death of a Cincinnati man inside an Indiana hotel room last month, according to Dearborn County Prosecutor Lynn Deddens.
Dearborn County Dispatch received a report of shots fired at the Riverside Inn in Greendale just before 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 26. When Greendale police officers arrived, patrons and hotel staff told them no one had heard gunshots.
After a tip from Cincinnati police about a shooting in one of the hotel rooms, Greendale officers discovered David Bush-Reynolds, 20 of Cincinnati, dead of a single gunshot wound.
According to Deddens, a witness to the shooting said that he, Bush-Reynolds, 19-year-old Demontre Conley and 21-year-old Talisha Tompkins had been “partying” at the Riverside Inn that night. The witness had a video of the four smoking marijuana and handling firearms in the room prior to the shooting. The witness said the gun went off and struck Bush-Reynolds, and the other three fled the hotel.
Conley allegedly told the witness he did not know the gun was loaded and that the shooting was an accident, Deddens said.
Both Conley and Tompkins were taken into custody without incident Tuesday, Deddens said. Conley stands charged with reckless homicide and obstruction of justice, while Tompkins has been charged with assisting a criminal and obstruction of justice.
Both will appear at an initial hearing after they are extradited to Indiana.