Case Information: CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
December 29, 2021
On December 25, 2021, at approximately 11:15 am, Cincinnati Police received a 911 call to 400 West 9th Street reference a person shot. District One Officers along with the Cincinnati Fire Department responded and located a female suffering from a gunshot wound. Fire personnel transported the victim to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The victim has been identified as Desire Coston, a female 16 years of age.
On December 28, 2021, Ms. Coston succumbed to her injuries at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
On December 29, 2021, the Cincinnati Police Homicide Unit charged Mr. Rico Pryor, a male 17 years of age, with murder for the death of Ms. Coston.
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.
By: Lieutenant Stephenie Fassnacht, Homicide Unit Commander
Authority: Captain Stephen Saunders, Criminal Investigation Section Commander