(8-19-19) Isaac Moore (17) had just started his senior year at North College Hill and was looking forward to the upcoming varsity basketball season, his life came to a tragic end late Saturday afternoon in a shooting at Crutchfield Park located in the Cincinnati suburbs.

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Moore was found shot in the chest at 4 p.m. and later died from the injuries at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

North College Hill Superintendant Eugene Blalock, Jr. issued this statement on the school district’s web site

Dear NCH Families, 

It is with deep regret that I inform you about a recent loss to our school community.  On Saturday, August 17th, a Senior at North College Hill High School, Isaac Moore, was shot and killed.  This loss may raise many different emotions, concerns and questions for our students.  Our district has a team of professional counselors, social workers and school psychologists that are trained to assist during difficult times such as this and to help with the needs of students and school personnel.  Tomorrow, August 19th, the school crisis team will be available for any student and staff person who needs assistance surrounding this loss.

We are saddened by this loss to our school community and will make every effort to help you and your son or daughter as is needed.

Yours in Education,

Eugene Blalock, Jr. 

North College Hill Coach Shannon Minor talked about Moore to the media:

“No matter what level they play at, it’s always tough. He was a leader on and off the court. He led by example. He was one of our guys who was the coach on the floor. His basketball IQ was outstanding.”

The suspect in the shooting, Johcar Dillard, 21, appeared in court today.

Dillard’s lawyer said he went to Crutchfield Park after his aunt called to tell him his sister was in a fight.

The lawyer said Dillard fired after he was attacked, then he was chased by others who fired guns at him. After the subjects stopped chasing him, Dillard called 911 and returned to the scene to help police with the investigation, the lawyer said.

Dillard has no criminal record and does have a concealed carry permit.

It was another deadly weekend,, three people (including Moore) were killed in the Cincinnati metro area, two juveniles and a man riding a Metro bus who was caught in the middle of a gunfight.

Two of those fatal shootings were within city limits, bringing Cincinnati’s homicide total to nearly 50. Four of those victims were younger than 18.

Isaac Moore Memorial Fund Established

Visit any local 5/3 Bank branch and ask to donate to the Isaac Moore Memorial account. If needed, the last 4 digits on the account are 1584.

Questions or issues? Call the NCH Branch at 513-521-4600 – Option 3.