Paddock Hills gas station murder suspect held on $1 million bond

Deoveon Riggins is accused of driving the gunman away from the gas station to Akron (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Anthony Harris was an innocent victim. A hard-working father who was murdered at a gas station on Paddock Road as he sat in his car.

It's a stop he made every night.

Now, one of the four people wanted for his murder is in jail.

An 18-year-old is behind bars at the Hamilton County Justice Center on Thursday night.

Deoveon Riggins was handed a $1 million bond in court on Thursday. He's been tagged as the getaway driver in what police call a "senseless murder."

When Anthony Harris pulled into VP Fuels on Paddock Road, he didn't know it would be his last stop. He was on his way home after work and was shot while sitting in his car at the gas pump.

"He's completely innocent victim, not someone who engages in high-risk activity. He's a man who goes to and from work. A good family man, seems no reason why he would be targeted,” said Cincinnati Police Lt. Col. Mike John.

Harris worked at Frisch's for 18 years. The company released a statement on Thursday saying "he will be dearly missed. We've offered support to his family and look forward to seeing the perpetrators brought to justice.”

On Thursday in court, one of them was.

Deoveon Riggins is believed to be one of four guys who pulled up, confronted Harris and shot him in the face.

In court, the assistant prosecutor talked about what the surveillance video shows.

"The video from that incident show the defendant drove the shooter away from the scene. The shooter was driven to Akron, Ohio. One other suspect has yet to be arrested,” said the assistant prosecutor.

Riggins is locked up but the triggerman and two others who police say were part of the group that night have not yet been caught.

"You shouldn't have a group of four young individuals out at that time of night. What are they doing? Are they going to and from work like this gentleman was? I very much doubt it,” said Cincinnati Police Lt. Col. Mike John.

Cincinnati Police haven't said how they caught Deoveon Riggins who is due back in court in a few weeks or if they've identified any other suspects.

If you know anything that can help police with the investigation, you are asked to call CrimeStoppers at (513) 352-3040.


close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off

Trending