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Man indicted in skyscraper shootings

Rayshawn Herald (PHOTO: Cincinnati Police Department/Provided) Rayshawn Herald (PHOTO: Cincinnati Police Department/Provided)
A bullet damaged window of Great American. (FOX19) A bullet damaged window of Great American. (FOX19)
Great American Tower (SOURCE: FOX19 NOW/File) Great American Tower (SOURCE: FOX19 NOW/File)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati Police released on Friday the results of an investigation into the mysterious shootings that damaged the city's tallest skyscraper last year.

On four separate occasions within one week, gunshots shattered windows and caused other damage at Great American Tower at Queen City Square. The January shootings were after business hours.

Police announced the indictment of suspect Rayshawn Herald in connection with the shootings. Investigators say Herald possessed the gun used to shoot the building.

Police would not say whether Herald is suspected of firing the shots himself. The motive is unknown, but police said there was no indication any individual was targeted.

Herald is currently in prison on a weapons conviction in another shooting. 

In May 2015, police say Herald was involved in a shootout across Reading Road.  The incident was caught on camera, including who police identified as Herald firing shots.  

Police say sophisticated technology on-loan from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives helped connect Herald with the skyscraper shooting. 

"What it allows us to do is to compare cartridges from different crime scenes and compare them to see if there's a link between those different shooting scenes," said Firearms Section Supervisor Kevin Lattyak. 

Police compared casing from two different shootings and were able to connect Herald to both crimes.

According to court records, some charges in the Reading Road  incident have been dismissed.

During that incident, a bullet hit a Metro bus that was in the road at the time.

A CPD spokesperson says the investigation was a cooperative effort with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) and the United States Attorney’s Office.

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