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Charged with inciting violence

Published: Tue, August 17, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m.

Staff report


Police charged Andrei Cash, 22, of Whipple Avenue with inciting to violence, aggravated menacing, rioting, misconduct at an emergency and inducing panic in connection with an out-of-control crowd at a homicide scene.

Another man, David Cash II, 24, also of Whipple, is wanted on a warrant on the same charges, said Detective Sgt. John Rusnak. The two are brothers and are related to the shooting victim, Anthony Harrison.

The men were among a crowd of 60 to 80 people who hampered police at the scene after Harrison, 20, was shot in the back about 10:15 p.m. Aug. 6 as he walked down Tremble Avenue toward his Chambers Street home after a church festival. A friend, shot in the leg, survived.

The crowd that gathered was mostly Harrison’s distraught friends and family. They got angry that his body was left on the side of the road while police waited for the coroner. Others in the crowd demanded to know why police were not out trying to catch the killer.

Rusnak has said the crowd hampered the investigation and compromised evidence at the crime scene.

Police from six other jurisdictions came to help with crowd control, and cars were parked in an area where police later found seven shell casings.

Police also found evidence behind an abandoned building on Tremble — two handguns and two sweat shirts. The evidence was turned over to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, and police are hoping for DNA results that lead to suspects, Rusnak said.

Andrei Cash was arraigned Friday and jailed in lieu of $22,500 bond. He was to appear in Campbell Municipal Court today for a preliminary hearing.


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 10 months ago

Killer on the loose and grieving family members get punished . This is not good PR for law enforcement . So they blame law enforcement for being at the scene and not going after the killer ? The same could be said for them . Why didn't they contain the killer at the scene ? After the act law enforcement needs to do more to defuse such situations . Meeting with family members to discuss progress in the case could go a long ways for PR . Jailing them for grieving may be counter productive . Any jail time involved should be for a limited time to give them a chance to cool down . Emotions in a killing can and do run high .

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2theword(342 comments)posted 5 years, 10 months ago


Shouldn't u b out there trying to arrest the killers instead of posting on vindy while you r working?

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3tonyb2913(20 comments)posted 5 years, 10 months ago

wow thats crazy i was on the scene what did they expect people to do their family was killed and it wasnt as bad as they say just an excuse for incompetence

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4woolyd(579 comments)posted 5 years, 10 months ago

well its just like the courtroom brawl video in the case of Melvin Shaw. Instead of trying to minimize the situation the one officer escalated emotions by pushing people and threatening to arrest them. Common practice in OPOTA and Criminal Justice training is for officers to desculate volatile situations not to esculate them with threats of arrest,macing, tazing, etc. Somehow officers at times tend to forget some of their training and let emotions get involved.

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5michael1757(489 comments)posted 5 years, 10 months ago

Why don't these so called grieving people move to a place & just let the cop's do their thing. Why would they find 7 shell casing under where car's were parked? Regardless if they're cop's or whoever,you can't move a body,you have to wait for the coroner.If everybody wasn't running around the crime scene,maybe the cop's could've left & tried to find what they DID find,a little sooner. Oh,& most people would back off or leave the scene,under threat of arrest. Just think,you don't care,neither do they. Your the one going to jail,not them.

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