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Coroner IDs man killed in road rage shooting on I-275 in Colerain

Coroner IDs man killed in road rage shooting on I-275 in Colerain
Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 9:34 AM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office has identified a man killed in a road rage shooting on Westbound Interstate 275 Friday night.

Colerain Police PIO Jim Love said the incident happened just past the Blue Rock Road exit sometime before 7 p.m.

The situation progressed from road rage into a fender bender and then a personal confrontation where one person pulled a handgun and fatally shot the other, Love says.

Eric Duke, 47, was killed.

It remains unclear exactly how the shooting played out, and Love provided no word about a possible suspect.

In the 911 call, one person claims the shooting was in self-defense.

“It was self-defense, total self-defense,” the caller said.

Colerain police say this remains an active investigation, and no charges have been filed.

If you have any information, you’re urged to contact Colerain police.

Jessica Dimon, who knew Duke, said the news of his death is devastating.

“Eric was in lots of ways was my Lgbtq+ dad. This news has me speechless. This news makes me yet again realize just how short life is. Eric was the man who drove me in the Bentley at Every Pride. Eric was the person I called in some of my lowest moments. He was so smart and real. Eric, you will be missed,” said Dimon.

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