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Police identify man wanted in BB gun shootings; sisters turn themselves in

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 12:29 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Cincinnati police say two sisters turned themselves in after shooting homeless people in Over-the-Rhine with a BB gun.

Brittany Hopper, 29, and Kelsey Hopper, 28, were identified as the suspects who shot two homeless people on June 3, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.

Police are also searching for 30-year-old David White, whom they say is seen in the same video CPD used to identify the Hopper sisters.

White is described as 6′03″ and 215 lbs. with brown eyes. Police say he frequents 416 W. 9th Street.

David White
David White(Cincinnati Police Department)

Around 2 a.m. that day, the sisters shot one person on Republic Street and another on 7th/Plum Street, police said.

Police released videos showing the sisters and the vehicle involved.

The vehicle was found and impounded on Monday.

The sisters tried to disguise the car by spray painting it, according to CPD.

Brittany and Kelsey are facing three counts of assault, police said.

Brittany had prior warrants unrelated to the BB gun incident and was booked into the Hamilton County Jail, according to CPD.

Kelsey was cited and released.

Brandon Hughes tells FOX19 NOW he was walking home in OTR on June 2 when the sisters and the male suspect drove up and shot him.

“So, we did a friends and family soft opening for our new business Cooper & Flame on Wednesday night and went out drinking afterward,” Hughes recalls. “Got home and was walking up to my apartment and this kind of crummy car rolls up and this woman says, ‘Hey, do you know where xx is down on Liberty.’”

Hughes says he approached the car so they could hear him, and seconds later, he felt his neck sting.

“I don’t even remember hearing it go off,” Hughes said. “So, they speed off laughing, and I’m super confused, and my girlfriend starts freaking out and says, ‘you’re bleeding, you got shot,’ and there’s blood everywhere.”

Brittany and Kelsey’s aunt tells FOX19 their family is very upset and doesn’t understand what the two were thinking.

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