Police investigate homicide in Pleasant Ridge

Victim: Anthony Morgan (Source Cincinnati Police)
Victim: Anthony Morgan (Source Cincinnati Police)

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PLEASANT RIDGE, OH (FOX19) - Police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead Saturday evening.

A short time before 9:30 p.m., Cincinnati Police and paramedics were called to the 5400 block of Lester Road for a report of a shooting.

When crews arrived, they found 53-year-old Anthony Morgan shot in the back, unresponsive on the basement floor.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friends say the crime is shocking.

"Tony Morgan was a kind and gentle guy he went out of his way to help any and everyone he met," says Terry Nunn, a friend of Tony Morgan.

"He is a father, husband, everybody's friend, everybody's friend," says Gwen Hunter, another friend of Tony Morgan. "He loved people he loved helping people he was always there for whoever asked him."

"I still think we're all saying why what happened cause that is not who he was," says Christine Wooten, a friend of Tony Morgan.

So far, no arrests have been made. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

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