Cheyanne Willis, 21, was shot at her ‘gender reveal’ party where she had claimed to be pregnant with a boy on July 8
Hoodie wearing assassins, entered through the front door while the residents were watching a movie and sprayed gunfire for one-to-two minutes before fleeing on foot
She had told local media she lost her unborn child after she was wounded
But Colerain police officers now say Willis was not pregnant at the party
One woman was killed and eight others were wounded in the shooting when two men opened fire inside a home July 8
Police said in a statement Monday that their investigation is being impeded by ‘leads known to be lies’ and resistance from crime victims
Authorities are now consulting with prosecutors to decide if Willis should face charges for providing false information
They are also still searching for the two gunmen involved in the shooting
A supposedly pregnant Cheyanne Willis seen in photo, [left], with friends, was shot along with seven others. It was her gender reveal party she hosted in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 8- Investigators just announced that she was never pregnant
Police said investigation into a deadly shooting at a suburban Cincinnati gender-reveal party has taken a strange turn, as the reason for the party is either a ruse or a hoax.
Authorities say the woman who was the focus of the party, Cheyanne Willis, wasn’t even pregnant at the time of the event despite, posting on Facebook that she was expecting a boy.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Colerain Police Chief Mark Denney says police as yet, do not have an explanation, only speculation, on the motives behind Willis’ claims to be pregnant.
21-year-old Cheyanne Willis, a Colerain Township resident, was hosting the party to disclose the gender of her the baby she claimed to be pregnant with when the deadly shooting occurred July 8.
Autumn Garret was killed and eight others, including three children, were wounded during the shooting when two men opened fire inside of a home. Police have not identified the suspects or their motive.
However, in a statement Monday, police said that their investigation is being impeded by ‘leads known to be lies’ and resistance from crime victims.
Cheyanne Willis wrote that she was pregnant with a boy hours prior to the shooting on Facebook. Willis was shot in the leg and treated at University of Cincinnati Medical Center before she was released. A family member who was also shot had claimed that Willis was no longer pregnant after the shooting.
False announcement: Police said despite social media post, Cheyanne Willis was not pregnant. So, what is the motive?
She had told local media she lost her unborn child after she was wounded.
Police said in a statement Monday that their investigation is being impeded by ‘leads known to be lies’ and resistance from crime victims.
‘(We) have been given information we have found to be false,’ the statement reads.
‘Hours and days have been wasted following leads known to be lies when they were provided to our officers. From the very beginning of this investigation, we have met significant resistance that is uncommon from victims of crime wanting a resolution.
Authorities say that at least 14 rounds were fired during the shooting at the home on Capstan Drive. Those who were shot were watching a Spider-Man movie after the party.
Cheyanne was inside her house with friends and family before she was shot. The killers have not yet been identified.
‘As an example, we were led to believe an unborn child was murdered in this incident only to find out that was not the case. That information is not provided to embarrass anyone, only to provide a fair understanding of the challenges we have faced in the past nine days.
‘The Colerain Police Department will not comment further on any other misleading information, other than to say we wish our time had been spent on true leads that would help us remove these dangerous criminals from the streets.
‘We ask that those with information to respect the fact that resources will be used to follow up on every lead or tip.
‘Providing misleading information only makes the task of solving this crime more difficult.
‘We will be consulting with the Hamilton County Prosecutor in the coming days to update their office and seek advice on how to proceed with some of our information.’
Cheyenne Fisher [photo] had claimed on Facebook that she had ‘slapped her up’ because she thought Willis had stolen her ca. She was charged with robbery along with Quincy Gardner, but the charges were later dropped.
Willis was filmed being beaten up on Xmas Eve 2014 (pictured); Her ex-boyfriend Quincy Gardner (right), her ex-boyfriend and a woman were charged with robbery
This is not the first time Willis has been involved with the police. She was the subject of a brutal attack three years ago,where she was beaten up by another woman in a parking lot while it was filmed.
On Christmas Eve 2014, Willis, then 19, was filmed being attacked by two people. At the end of the altercation, her ex-boyfriend Quincy Gardner then 20, was charged with robbery.
His accomplice in the beat down, Cheyenne Fisher, then 21, was also charged with robbery. After the beating her assailants wrote ‘I got my a** whooped’ on her head and signed it. Posting the assault on social media, Fisher had claimed on Facebook that she had ‘slapped her [Willis] up’ because she thought Willis had stolen her car.
Weeks after that incident, a grand jury decided not to indict Gardner and Fisher.