Police name victim, suspect in fatal Camp Washington shooting

Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 2:04 PM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - One man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting at a Shell gas station in Camp Washington Wednesday afternoon.

Two Cincinnati police officers were at the intersection of Colerain and Hopple Street around 1 p.m. Wednesday when they say they saw two people arguing, according to Capt. Craig Gregoire.

The argument continued over to the nearby Shell station, police said.

One man then pulled out a gun and shot the other, Gregoire explained.

Police identified the shooting victim as 48-year-old Jearid Irvin.

Irvin was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with life-threatening injuries and later died there, according to police.

CPD identified the suspect as 31-year-old Peter Gamble. Bond was set at $750,000 for Gamble when he appeared in court Friday.

The Homicide Unit with help from the officers in the Youth Services Section and at District 5 arrested Gamble “immediately” after the shooting, CPD says.

Jearid Irvin and Peter Gamble
Jearid Irvin and Peter Gamble(Cincinnati Police Department)

Asked why the officers initially at the scene did not stop the argument before it escalated, Gregoire explained the officers “may not have seen” the two individuals.

He said they are still investigating. If you have any information, you’re urged to contact the Homicide Unit at 513.352.3542.

While police investigate, the Irvin family says they’re remembering all of the good Jearid brought to the community through his coaching

They also say he realized a life-long dream of opening his own food truck, the “Sticky’s Soul Food Breakfast Truck,” just last year.

Gwen Summers was in the area when the shooting happened.

She has had enough of the violence and is thankful she didn’t fall victim to the shooting.

“Enough is enough. I mean this is broad open daylight,” Summers said. “I could have been coming out of that Shell station innocently to purchase gas and I could have been shot dead.”

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