CINCY MAN Posted Facebook Good-Bye, Called 911 on Self, Then Ambushed and Killed Responding Police Officer
On Friday mornign Cincinnati police officer Sonny Kim was killed in a shootout.
Kim was an immigrant to the United States from South Korea.
Kim was a husband and the father of three, a martial arts instructor. (Cincinnati.com)
It was the first time a Cincinnati officer was killed in the line of duty since 2000.
We've lost a brave member of the Cincinnati Police Dept in the line of duty. A heartbreaking reminder of the courage of our first responders
— P.G. Sittenfeld (@PGSittenfeld) June 19, 2015
Trepierre’s friends cheered the shooting.
— LAPIERRE & THA DIVAZ (@T3INK) June 19, 2015
The family was SHOCKED that their rapper son was killed by police.
Trepierre had a police record that included, armed robbery, burglary and sexual assault.
Family members of Trepierre Hummons were in a confrontation with police outside tonight's vigil. They have now left the scene. @Enquirer
— Cameron Knight (@ckpj99) June 19, 2015
Trepierre wrote a good-bye message on Facebook, called 911 on himself, then shot Officer Kim when he responded to the call.
While friends were commenting on his last Facebook post Friday — and some were reading text messages indicating his plan to commit suicide by cop — Trepierre Hummons called 911 then waited with a gun for police to arrive, Cincinnati police said.
When they did, he shot and killed 48-year-old Officer Sonny Kim, a husband and father of three, police said.
Then he opened fire on two more officers, said Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffery Blackwell.
The police, while armed, didn’t know what they’d walked into. That’s because when when the 21-year-old Hummons called the emergency operator, he didn’t hint at his plan.
Instead he pretended to be a concerned witness who’d seen a man acting erratically with a gun, according to 911 and dispatch tapes released by police.
“He’s walking around getting belligerent with a gun,” Hummons told the operator. Then he gave a description of himself in a shaky voice. “Very early 20s … about like 5 (foot) 6 … he’s a little thick fellow.”