Police ID man killed in Avondale shootout after family graduation party dispute

Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 11:41 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (FOX19) - One person is dead and two people are hurt in an Avondale shootout that stemmed from a family graduation party dispute, Cincinnati police say.

Officers say they responded to a report of a double shooting in the 800 block of Rockdale Avenue on Monday.

According to police, officers located 46-year-old Shantee Humphrey dead at the scene along with two other victims.

The identity of the surviving victims is not being released at this time.

Shantee Humphrey, 46, was found dead at the scene along with two other victims, according to...
Shantee Humphrey, 46, was found dead at the scene along with two other victims, according to police.(Family/WXIX)

Police said their investigation so far determined the shootout stemmed from a dispute at a graduation party at the home a day earlier, on Sunday.

Police say Humphrey returned to the home Monday and shot two people there, police say. One of the victims returned fire, killing the gunman.

“It sounds like the resident of the house shot back - they all fled,” Captain Mark Burns said. “The victims that were shot were transported to UC Medical Center where they’re in stable condition.

According to police, after the victims fled from the home, they, along with a couple of residents stated Humphrey was still inside with his gun.

“We set a perimeter around the house and called the SWAT team because we knew he was still armed,” Burns said.

Police said they then could see Humphrey was unresponsive on the kitchen floor.

They say he died from a gunshot wound after the owner fired shots back in self-defense.

Police remain on scene investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 513-352-3542.

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