Corryville homicide victim worked for Uptown Properties who offers $10K reward

Corryville murder victim identified
Published: May. 24, 2023 at 9:03 AM EDT|Updated: May. 24, 2023 at 4:18 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - The victim gunned down in a Corryville homicide Tuesday afternoon is an Uptown Properties landscaper and the company is now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case, a company official confirmed Wednesday.

The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 43-year-old Nicholas Kernan.

Cincinnati police say officers were called around 3:10 p.m. to Bellevue Avenue near East University Avenue for a shooting.

Officers found a man on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound to the head, according to an incident detail report.

Kernan died later at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The victim’s boss told FOX19 NOW that Kernan was doing his job when he was shot.

Police say the 43-year-old was approached by the suspect and demanded money from him.

When Kernan said he did not have any, the suspect shot him and ran off, Cincinnati police said.

As of now, the suspect is still on the run.

Cincinnati police continue to ask neighbors in the area to check their doorbell cameras to see if it shows anything between 3 and 4 p.m.

While Uptown Properties has announced that they will give a $10,000 reward for a successful arrest and conviction, Crime Stoppers is also offering an additional reward of $2,500.

In addition, the President of Uptown Properties says they are starting a GoFundMe page for Kernan’s wife that should be up shortly.

The Cincinnati Police Homicide Unit is investigating. Call 513-352-3542 if you have any information.

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