2 dead in East Price Hill murder-suicide, police say

Murder-suicide in East Price Hill neighborhood under investigation

EAST PRICE HILL (FOX19) - A man and a woman are both dead in an apparent murder-suicide in East Price Hill Friday morning, Cincinnati police said.

Officers responded to a report of a person shot in the 2300 block of Maryland Avenue just before 2:30 a.m.

First responders located two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

TaShaunna Hammond, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Firefighters transported the second person to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Shadon Furlow, 41, died at the hospital, police said.

“The preliminary investigation indicates Mr. Furlow shot Ms. Hammond and then killed himself,” police wrote in a news release.

Hammond was a mother of four.

“The kids were home that evening. I just saw them at the bottom of the hill. The police officers had taken them down trying to get in touch with the family,” said neighbor Joshua Stayton.

Hammond’s sister says she’s heartbroken.

“I’m just in shock. I can’t believe that this happened and especially to her. She was such a light,” said Hammond’s sister, Batina Fultz.

Copyright 2020 WXIX. All rights reserved.