Avondale's Peace Bowl Murder on A&E
One of the city's more embarrassing moments last year – the Avondale murder which halted the youth football "Peace Bowl" Aug. 12 – will be featured on "The First 48" today (10 p.m., A&E).
Earnest Crear, 19, was shot twice -- in the head and back – south of
Detectives Greg Gehring and Kurt Ballman interviewed witnesses who saw a group of young adults gathered on the street during the football game. Officers eventually learned the attack was in retaliation for an earlier fight involving Crear's friend and Dante Allen, 19, who was arrested 10 days later. Court records later showed that Allen, charged with felonious assualt in May, should have been in jail. But he had been released after a prosecutor failed to request a bond for Allen pending his trial.
This is the second straight week Cincinnati police appear on "The First 48."