PRESS RELEASE, 4/6/2017

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in Cameo nightclub shooting

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Cornell Beckley (DOB 1/14/90) for the death of O’Bryan Spikes and Deondre Davis during the March 26th shooting at Cameo Nightclub located at 4601 Kellogg Avenue.  Beckley is charged with 2 counts of Murder (Special Felony), 2 counts of Involuntary Manslaughter (Felony 1), 30 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2), 1 count of Weapon Under Disability (Felony 3), 1 count of Illegal Possession of a Firearm in a Liquor Permit Premises (Felony 3), 1 count of Carrying Concealed Weapons (Felony 4) and 1 count of Inducing Panic (Misdemeanor 1).  If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of life in prison.

Deondre Davis was also charged with the murder of O’Bryan Spikes but Davis died on April 4thas a result of injuries suffered in the nightclub shooting.  All charges against him will now be dismissed.

On March 26th gunmen opened fire inside the club at approximately 1:30 a.m.  Information obtained during the police investigation, revealed that there was a feud between club patrons from Madisonville and club patrons from Price Hill.  Beckley is charged with getting up on the club stage and shooting at club patrons with a .25 caliber revolver.  He fired at least 4 shots.  Davis was charged with firing a .40 caliber Glock at least 8 times after Beckley began shooting.  

There were a total of 17 victims who were struck and 2 of the 17 victims are now deceased.   Cincinnati Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene immediately.  Victims were transported to area hospitals where they were treated for their injuries.  Some victims arrived at area hospitals by their own transportation. Some victims were treated and released and some remained hospitalized for a period of time.  Only 1 victim remains in critical condition today.

Cincinnati Police recovered 16 casings in the club from the .25 caliber revolver used by Beckley, the .40 caliber Glock used by Davis and a 9mm weapon.  The police are still investigating who fired the 9 mm weapon.