No Charges in Glenway Avenue Pony Keg Shooting

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – February 15th, 2019

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

Subsequently, on February 7th, 2019 Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that there will be no charges filed in conjunction with the January 23rd shooting at the Glen way Pony Keg which is located at 4931 Glenway Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Reportedly, in a moment just before 5:00 P.M. on January 23rd Cincinnati Police were dispatched to 4931 Glenway Avenue regarding a robbery and shooting.  As the police officer(s) arrived, they found James Douglas lifeless at the scene.  Douglas was wearing dark clothing and a black ski mask.  Seemingly he was shot 2 times with sustained injuries to his chest and back.

According to police investigation, which includes reviewing of video from the store, revealed that Douglas entered the store brandishing his gun. Accordingly, the only person present in the store was the store owner.  Douglas demanded money from the store owner and told her, “give me your money bitch or you gonna die.” 

In my opinion, robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force, threat of force, or by putting the victim in fear. According to common law, robbery is defined as taking the property of another, with the intent to permanently deprive the person of that property, by means of force or fear; that is, it is a larceny or theft accomplished by an assault.

Although I am totally against gun violence, that night Douglas got what was rightfully his. He was committing a crime of robbery.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces no charges in Glenway Avenue Pony Keg shooting

After the store owner put all of the money from the cash register in a Kroger shopping bag Douglas supplied her and gave the money to Douglas.  He continued to demand money from the lottery counter. At that point, she was then able to retrieve her gun, which she carried pursuant to a valid Concealed Carry Permit, from her person and fire two shots at Douglas. 

Apparently, a physical struggle ensued and the store owner ran out of the store.  Douglas was behind her and collapsed at the door. 

Also, the police investigation revealed two firearms were located at the scene.  They found a loaded  9 mm Springfield Arms which Douglas brought to the scene and a Ruger .380 semi-automatic owned by the store owner. 

Additionally, they found the Kia Sorento Douglas had driven parked close to the pony keg and left running.  The license plates had been removed and placed inside the vehicle.

Predicated on all of the evidence, the police confirmed that Douglas acted alone.

However, the store owner sustained minor abrasions and bruising.

According to Prosecutor Deters comment(s); “As your prosecutor, I have said this repeatedly.  If you go into a store or a home with a gun to rob it, you have forfeited your right to not be shot. ”

In my opinion justifiably so, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces no charges in Glenway Avenue Pony Keg shooting.


Author: Ishton W. Morton

Formerly, Ishton W. Morton is an educator and promoter for community advocacy which includes creating programs and services, developing partnerships, and changing public policies, laws, and practices to improve the lifestyle of all people I’m still having an overwhelming desire to provide an Outreach Continuing Education process through this media.