Grand jury does not indict after self-defense shooting

WXIX (Fox Cincinnati) is reporting that a grand jury examined evidence in a March 29 shooting incident and returned no indictment.

From the article:

A fight that led to a deadly shooting in Hamilton on Monday, March 29 was an act of self-defense, court documents say.

According to police, the shooting happened at 8:07 a.m. at 408 S. 7th Street.

The police report stated the first suspect threw a woman to the ground and hit her multiple times. The second suspect saw what happened and tried to intervene.

He told police he ran from the scene after the first suspect “charged” at him.

According to the report, the second suspect turned around and fired his handgun, striking and killing the first suspect.

Depending on what statistic is believed, guns are used in self-defense approximately 100,000 (NCVS data), or up to 2 million times per year.

Chad D. Baus served as Buckeye Firearms Association Secretary from 2013-2019, and continues to serve on the Board of Directors. He is co-founder of BFA-PAC, and served as its Vice Chairman for 15 years. He is the editor of, which received the Outdoor Writers of Ohio 2013 Supporting Member Award for Best Website, and is also an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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