Man facing murder charge after shooting near Crosby Township pool

Man facing charges after shooting near pool

HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Authorities responded Friday evening to a shooting in the Fort Scott area of Crosby Township.

"Oh, my God! I've never seen this," said a 911 caller around 5:30 p.m.

It happened on Fort Scott Boulevard, north of Blue Rock Road. The caller told police the horror he saw live in person.

"Well, I was in the bathroom. My sister said there was a fight out in the street -- there was some pushing and shoving," he said. "Then this guy got shot."

Thomas James Landacre, 37, of Morrow, was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Authorities say a verbal altercation regarding the custody exchange of a child took place before to the shooting. All this was going on as families and children were playing at a nearby pool.

"When the officers first got on scene it appears they had all the involved parties separated and accounted for. So when first responders got to the scene there was no danger to the people at the pool," said Capt. Tony Orue, with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

James Rhymer, 44, was taken into custody and faces one count of murder.

Those with information on this case should call 513-851-6000.

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