Another Sex Offender Shot Down, Killed

September 6, 2009

WKRC Cincinnati – Convicted Sex Offender Shot to Death.

Nice going, legislators ; you’ve got more blood on your hands !

Police are looking for the person responsible for the shooting death of a convicted sex offender early Saturday in Lincoln Heights. Police responded to a 911 call around 2 a.m., the caller saying a man had been shot in the 1100 block of Simmons Ave. The first officers on the scene found 32 year old Rico M. Rutherford lying in the road, suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was taken to University Hospital, where he died.

Investigators from Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and Lincoln Height Police Department say Rutherford was involved in a verbal dispute before he was shot. The gunman was driving a 2 door gray car. The man fired several shots from the car and then fled the scene. Police don’t know a make or model, and they have only a vague description of the man.

According to the Ohio Attorney General’s Sex Offender registry and the Ohio Department of Corrections, Rutherford was a tier two sex offender and spent six years in prison for two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a young girl. He was released from jail and put on parole on June 18th.

Anybody with information about the shooting is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (513) 825-1500 or Crimestoppers at (513) 352-3040, or text Crimestoppers at (513) 352-3050.

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