ATF offers $5K reward for information leading to West End shooter’s arrest

Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 10:20 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2023 at 10:22 AM EST
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced Friday that they are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person who shot and killed a boy in the West End.

“This murder was brought to our attention because we believe that a machine gun conversion device was used. We’re basing that on the amount of evidence found on the scene, the number of people shot in a short amount of time, and, of course, the acoustic recordings of the shooting. So that makes it of more interest to the ATF than normal,” said John Nokes, ATF, assistant special agent in charge.

On Nov. 3, police responded to Laurel Playground at about 9:30 p.m. where they found six people shot, ATF wrote in a press release. One of the victims was 11-year-old Domonic Davis who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four juveniles and one adult were taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with gunshot wounds.

Nokes says the gun used in this crime is commonly referred to as a Glock switch. The official term he says is a machine gun conversion device.

He says they can fire about 30 rounds in less than two seconds.

Cincinnati police have not made any arrests yet in the West End shooting.

“We felt like at this time there is probably someone out there who has some additional information we could use to prosecute those responsible and we’re hoping this reward will help prompt them to come forward is why we’ve chosen to do this,” Nokes said.

The ATF is asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact them at 1-888-283-8477 or email them at

People can also submit tips through ATF’s website here.

Tips can be reported to Cincinnati CrimeStoppers as well by calling 513-352-3040.

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