No Charges Filed in the Death of a NKY Law Student


(Hamilton County) - Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced on Tuesday that no charges will be filed in the September 11, 2021 shooting death of Cierra Allen.

Allen and the shooter were involved in a physical altercation at a Youth Football event. When the altercation ended, the shooter left and went home. Several hours later, Allen was at the shooter's home banging on the front door and in fear of her safety, the shooter came to the door with a firearm. After she opened her door, Allen charged at her, and that's when the shooter fired a shot at her. The shooter attempted to help aid Allen and also called 911 to report the incident. Allen was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where she died. The shooter suffered from an injury as a result of the attack.

The Cincinnati Police Department determined that the two women know each other and used to be friends.

Deters commented, "This, by all accounts, is a tragic situation. I understand the Chase Law School community is grieving their classmate, and her family and her children are grieving their loved one. But, Ms. Allen came to this woman's home, after physically harming her once already that night, and made this woman fear for her life. This is clearly self-defense."


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