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Fourth Suspect Sought In Homicide
Cincinnati Police say at least four people are responsible for a deadly home invasion nearly a year ago and they're asking the public for help. Aaron Roseberry was shot and killed in his South Fairmount home last November. Officers arrested Alisha Turner a day after the murder. Wednesday, police locked-up Dionta Thompson. A third suspect, Justin Owensby was shot to death in July. Police are hoping someone gives them information that helps them find the fourth suspect. Local 12 News Reporter Angela Ingram spoke to Roseberry's family and detectives on the case.
Detectives at the Criminal Investigation Section have searched for suspects to help Aaron's father get justice for his son. Investigators believe multiple people were involved and they are going to keep working until all of the people responsible are arrested.
Family members say Aaron Roseberry was loved and still is. His father, Michael Roseberry, has memories of Aaron as a boy who grew into a good man. "He just was an awesome kid, man. He loved to have a good time and just he enjoyed friends, life. He was just a good kid."
Aaron's father is one step closer to justice. Wednesday, police arrested Dionta Thompson for killing Aaron. They had been looking for Thompson for months. Michael Roseberry said, "The officer called me first thing in the morning and said that they made the arrest. I was happy. One more down, still got one more to go or a couple more, I don't know yet."
Alisha Turner was arrested a day after Aaron was shot and killed during the home invasion. The suspects broke into Aaron's South Fairmount home on Schoedinger Avenue last November. They shot Aaron's dog and killed Aaron. Although Thompson and Turner have been arrested, investigators say there is at least one more suspect who has not been. Detective John Horn said, "It was frustrating because we did not get cooperation from the get-go on that and we knew that there were at least two if not three people out there that we knew were males and that we knew were involved and they were in the residence."
Detectives Horn has worked with Detective Jennifer Mitsch tirelessly on the case. As they were focusing in on another suspect, Justin Owensby, Owensby was shot to death in the laundry room of a Westwood apartment building in July. Detective Mitsch said, "He was a victim of a homicide. At this point, we're uncertain if it's related or not to Aaron's case, but he was one of the people involved, we believe, in Aaron's murder."
Mitsch and Horn will keep chasing down leads, so that they can make another call to Aaron's father telling him that the final suspect is in arrested and charged. "Of all the calls that I have to make those are probably the most rewarding because at least the loved-one knows that they're not going to bump into somebody that was involved with or they know that at least one more person that was involved in their son or daughter's death is off the streets," said Horn.
Thompson and Turner are both in the Hamilton County Jail. Turner is in on a $500,000 bond. A judge set Thompson's bond at $1-million. If you have any information that can help police with this case, call our partners at Crimestoppers. The number is 352-3040. You do not have to leave your name to get a cash reward.