A 25-year-old man from Ohio has been indicted on multiple charges, including murder and felonious assault, for allegedly shooting and killing a 26-year-old pregnant woman. The incident occurred after a verbal altercation over a laser pointer. The accused, Tyrone Hunter, was indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury. Authorities have revealed details about the tragic incident that unfolded in Cincinnati.
The Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office reported that the incident began on July 6 when the victim, Isis LeShay Roseman, and her younger brother were playing with a laser pointer in the front yard of their home. Hunter allegedly approached them and engaged in a verbal altercation about the laser pointer. He then threatened to harm Roseman’s home before leaving the scene in a vehicle. Later, Hunter returned to the address and opened fire on the house. Roseman and her family sought refuge inside, but she was struck by a bullet that had penetrated through a window.
Emergency Medical Services quickly came to the scene and rushed Roseman to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. However, the girl tragically succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. An autopsy conducted by the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office revealed that Roseman was 16 to 17 weeks pregnant at the time of her death.
The accused, Tyrone Hunter, had previously been out on bond for two violent felonies and a drug-related felony from the previous year. In 2022, Hunter faced charges of felonious assault, improper discharge of a firearm, and drug trafficking. Despite the seriousness of these charges, his bond was reduced to $10,000 by a trial judge. Hunter was later arrested for robbery, but those charges were ignored by a grand jury, leading to the reinstatement of his bond and the removal of his ankle monitor requirement.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers criticized the decision to release Hunter on a $10,000 bond, stating that he had taken two lives by killing a pregnant victim while out on bond.
During his arraignment, Hunter’s defense attorney, Clyde Bennett, maintained his client’s innocence, stating that Hunter was not involved in Roseman’s death. Bennett emphasized that it was the responsibility of the state of Ohio to explain and prove what had happened. If convicted on all charges, Tyrone Hunter could face a maximum sentence of life in prison with parole eligibility after serving 24 years.