Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced the indictment of Tyrone Hunter for the July 6, 2023 murder of Isis LeShay Roseman.
Hunter (DOB 8/1/97) was indicted for two counts of Murder (SF), two counts of Felonious Assault (F2), one count of Improper Discharge of a Firearm into a Habitation (F2), and Having Weapons While Under Disability (F3). If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison with parole eligibility after 24 years.
On July 6, 2023, the victim and her little brother were playing with a laser pointer in the front yard of 50 Kings Run Court in Winton Hills. Hunter approached the victim and her brother and started a verbal altercation about the laser pointers. Hunter threatened to shoot up the victim’s house before leaving the scene in a vehicle.
A short time later, Hunter returned and opened fire on the home. The victim and her family ran inside their home before a second round of shots were fired at the home. At that time, Roseman was shot at least once. She was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries.
The Hamilton County Coroner’s Office determined Roseman was 16-17 weeks pregnant at the time of her death.
At the time of the incident, Hunter was out on bond for two felony indictments. In 2022, Hunter was indicted for Felonious Assault (F2), Improper Discharge of a Firearm (F3), and multiple counts of drug trafficking.
Bond on those charges was originally set by the felony magistrate at $105,000 at 10% and a requirement Hunter wear an electronic monitoring unit. Hunter’s bond was reduced by the trial judge to $10,000 on May 9, 2022. Hunter’s bond was revoked after being arrested for Robbery; however, those charges were ignored by the Grand Jury. The trial court reinstated Hunter’s $10,000 bond and removed the ankle monitor requirement.
A warrant for Hunter was issued for the death of Isis Roseman. On July 24, 2023, Hunter turned himself in to law enforcement and is currently held at the Hamilton County Justice Center on a $1million bond.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers commented, “This is absurd. Criminals must be kept off the streets and remain accountable for their crimes. This guy took two lives by killing a pregnant victim while out on a $10,000 bond.
To allow a dangerous criminal like Hunter to remain on the street on such a low bond is an example of our system being broken. This isn’t the first time something like this has happened.
It’s time for some of those in our court system to step up their game to protect our citizens of Hamilton County.”