Man Charged With Holding Transwoman At Gun Point, Using Homophobic Slur

A Bond Hill man was arrested Sunday morning in Walnut Hills after threatening to shoot two transgender people, police said.

Cincinnati police responded at 6:15 a.m. Sunday to Lincoln and Gilbert avenues in Walnut Hills after a report of a man with a gun threatening two people who police said identified as transgender.

Police said the man, Jerome Curry Jr., 40, was quickly apprehended but not before he pointed a firearm at the head of one victim and stated "he was going to shoot him because he was a f**."

Police said the man then pointed the gun at a second victim and said he would shoot that victim if she said one word.

Curry was transported to the Hamilton County Justice Center and charged with having a weapon under disability, aggravated menacing and criminal intimidation.

Curry was charged in 2003 with unlawful possession of a dangerous ordinance. Police said Curry modified carbon dioxide cartridges by filling them with gunpowder and inserting wicks.

"The cartridges were altered and designed to explode," police wrote in a March 2003 affidavit.