Man shot several times in Greenhills townhome

Published: Jun. 1, 2017 at 8:15 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2017 at 1:38 PM EDT
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GREENHILLS, OH (FOX19) - A 26-year-old man shot several times in an aggravated robbery at a Greenhills townhome late Wednesday is expected to recover, authorities said.

Officers responded to a report of a silent panic alarm from a security keypad on Chalmers Court about 11 p.m., Greenhills police said.

As officers headed to the townhouse, a woman from inside the residence called 911 to report the shooting:

"I need help! I need help!...Please hurry!" A frantic, sobbing woman told a Hamilton County dispatcher, according to a recording of the call.

"We've already got police dispatched out there. What's going on?" the dispatcher asked.

"Oh my god, help me, help me! My baby!" the woman yelled.

"What's wrong with your baby?" the dispatcher asked. "Take a deep breath."

"Please hurry, please hurry! Get somebody here!"

"I've got two officer's there. What's going on?"

"Oh my god, they shot him! We need an ambulance! He's been shot!"

"Who's been shot?"

"My baby!"

"How old is your baby?"

"No....Oh,my God..."

"Who has been shot? Hello?"

Two officers come into the residence then and asked the woman: "Who shot him?" according to a recording of the call.

The woman responded: "Somebody they just came, I didn't see them, they was inside a silver Nissan or some type of new version car."

The shooting victim, Jameel L. Johnson, was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Greenhills Police Chief Neil Ferdelman said in a prepared statement.

He is listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries, according to the chief.

"It appears the victim was targeted and that this was not a random act," Ferdelman wrote.

The investigation was turned over to detectives from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Johnson indicated to Greenhills police that he was attacked outside of his door and forced inside of the home, said Mike Robinson, sheriff's spokesman.

"The suspects located cash inside the residence and proceeded to physically assault Johnson. During the assault, the suspects fired several rounds striking Mr. Johnson," Robison said.

Authorities said they are searching for two gunmen in their late teens to early 20s and mid-to-late 20s.

Anyone information is asked to call the Hamilton County Sheriff's Criminal Investigative Section: 513-851-6000; Greenhills police: 513-825-2101 or
Crime Stoppers: 513-352-3040.

Crime Stoppers has a new app that makes it easier to report tips to police.

Tipsters can now upload photos and videos directly from their iPhones and text.

Tips also can be submitted in a new way directly onto Crime Stoppers website. It's now connected to a worldwide reporting system.

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