CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
August 11, 2019
On August 11, 2019, at approximately 4:19 a.m., District Five officers responded to investigate a report of a shooting in the 500 block of Orient Avenue. First responders located a shooting victim who was deceased at the scene. The victim has been identified as Benoit Essex, 31 years of age.
The investigation by the Cincinnati Police Department’s Homicide Unit is ongoing. Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (513) 352-3542.