An 18-year-old Ohio man is in custody after he was caught on video shooting at cars and shouting racially charged remarks at people.
What are the details?
Devonta Allen was identified in a July 25 incident, which was caught on camera.
Allen reportedly shot at passing cars while yelling, “I don’t like white people in my hood!” WKRC-TV reported that Allen fired several shots at passersby. None of those people involved in the incident were hurt as a result of Allen’s purported actions.
Authorities charged Allen with four counts of felonious assault, according to WKRC, but only after Allen turned himself in four days after the incident. WXIX-TV reported that three of Allen’s alleged victims are white, and one is black.
Allen insisted that he only returned fire after victims shot at him to begin with.
WXIX reported that the victims’ statements did not match up with Allen’s recollection with the incident.
“This and other statements made by Allen are inconsistent with the videotape evidence and statements from the victims and witnesses,” police said.
People in the neighborhood, however, do not recall Allen as being a resident.
“I’d never seen him before and I don’t know who he was friends with,” an anonymous resident told WXIX.
According to WXIX, police say the incident all began after an incident involving a stolen vehicle. Authorities told the outlet, however, that Allen was not involved with the stolen vehicle, but showed up to the scene afterward and began shooting.
Authorities have not released video of the incident at the time of this writing because they say it is part of the investigation.
Allen is being held at the Hamilton County jail on a $480,000 bond.