Bond set for 2 suspects in BB gun attacks
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Two of three suspects accused of shooting people in Over-the-Rhine with a BB gun appeared in court on Wednesday.
Brittany Hopper, 29, Kelsey Hopper, 28, and 30-year-old David White all face misdemeanor assault charges.
The sisters were identified as the suspects who shot two homeless people on June 3, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.
White was booked into the Hamilton County Jail late Tuesday night.
According to prosecutors, six victims have come forward.
“White was the male seen in the surveillance video with Brittany & Kelsey Hopper shooting innocent people in OTR/Downtown with a BB Gun. We can’t thank the public enough for IDing the sisters which then led us to White,” police said.
Around 2 a.m. that day, the sisters shot one person on Republic Street and another on 7th/Plum Street, police said.
They released videos showing the sisters and the vehicle involved.
The sisters tried to disguise the car by spray painting it, according to CPD.
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.
White was given numerous $2,000 bonds. He’s also facing a domestic violence assault charge involving Brittany from May 25, 2020. She declined a protection order against him when brought back into the courtroom.
Brittany’s bond was set at $2,000 for the assaults and $10,000 for probation violations.
Brandon Hughes told 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.”
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