Police: Man fires gun in Sharonville hotel, nearly hits child in another room

Police: Man fires gun in Sharonville hotel

SHARONVILLE, OH (FOX19) - A man is accused of firing a gun inside a Sharonville hotel and the bullet nearly hit a child.

Kevin Booker Jr., 20, of Westwood is charged with improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation and carrying a concealed weapon. He is held in lieu of $10,000 bond at the Hamilton County jail.

According to court records, Booker fired a 9mm handgun into the wall inside the Quality Inn & Suites Cincinnati Sharonville off East Sharon Road near Interstate 75 on Saturday night.

The bullet tore through two rooms and nearly struck a child, Sharonville police wrote in an affidavit.

"The room next to us, there's somebody shooting and it's coming into our room," a caller told 911 dispatchers. "We need help here now."

Booker fled the hotel but Glendale police later apprehended after a short foot pursuit. The handgun was located in his left front pocket, court records show.

Booker is expected in court Aug. 28.

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