Slideshow A 92-year-old Avondale man is under arrest after he allegedly fired a gun at police through the door of his apartment Thursday morning.
According to officials, the incident started around 5:15 a.m. while Cincinnati Police were responding to calls about a disorderly person at 9-story apartment building in the 3700 block of Reading Road.
When police knocked on the door of Sidney Lismere's second floor apartment, he allegedly refused to let them in and fired a single shot at them through the doorway.
No one was injured and police say they quickly took a defensive position after the shot was fired. After police identified themselves again, Lismere reportedly came out and gave up. Police say he has previously called for help with problems with neighbors.
Cincinnati Police Sgt. Danita Kilgore was among the officers who responded to Lismere's apartment. "Officers responded up to the second floor, apartment 205, [and] made an attempt at knocking on the door to handle the complaint. When they knocked on the door, they were greeted with a gunshot through the door. They immediately took defensive positions around the door," explains Sgt. Kilgore.
Sgt. Kilgore continues, "They called out and identified themselves a second time. That's when the 92-year-old gentleman came out and he left the weapon inside the residence. He was then taken into custody."
Lismere now faces three counts of felonious assault since there were three officers outside his apartment door when he fired the shot.
Officers at the scene say that Lismere has previously been a robbery victim.