A Mason woman was shot Friday afternoon just north of the new casino site in Cincinnati.
Police say Raymond Henry, director of operations of Memorial Hall, shot an acquaintance, Marianna Potee, 43, in a car, then turned the gun on himself.
Potee’s medical condition is unclear. She has a listed Mason address.
Henry, 45, died Friday at University Hospital, according to the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office.
Carrie Whitaker reports:
His family did not wish to speak to an Enquirer reporter Monday morning, said his aunt, Joan Henry.
Police were called to 324 E. 14th St. about 1:20 p.m. to the report of a shooting. They found Henry and Potee in a car. Both had been shot and police say Henry shot Potee and then himself. They were rushed to University Hospital.
Henry had worked at Memorial Hall for about five years. The concert hall, listed on the National Historic Register, is located next to Music Hall on Elm Street. The facility hosts a variety of events including concerts and weddings. It also houses the Classical Music Hall of Fame.
According to court documents Henry has been accused before of threatening women. In 2008 he was charged with domestic violence after allegedly pushing a woman’s face into a wooden door. The charge was dropped after the woman decided not to pursue the charge, but not before filing a protection order against him.
Henry was convicted in 2002 of attempting to stalk another woman.
But some have have shared disbelief that Henry could be capable of this sort of violence.
Marge Hammelrath, president of the Cincinnati Memorial Hall Society, said she spoke to Henry Friday morning before the shooting and he offered no hint of trouble.
She asked him to turn on the air conditioning at the hall, she said, in case some people at the Washington Park opening celebration needed a break from the heat.
“When I look back now, over the last couple, three months, I think he was trying to tell me he was depressed but couldn’t,” Hammelrath said.