Poster of Larry Leach

Larry Leach

Larry Leach
  • Case number: 2026
  • Nickname or alias: Joe
  • Incident location: 1949 W Galbraith Rd
    Cincinnati, Ohio - Hamilton County
  • Incident date: 1/5/2016
  • Homicide date: 1/5/2016
  • Date of birth: 6/18/1951
  • Gender: Male
  • Race/Ethnicity: White
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 285lbs
  • Hair color: Red
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Law enforcement agency: North College Hill Police Department


On January 5th, 2016 at approximately 1:50 PM, officers were dispatched to Leach Brothers Automotive for a male who had been shot in the back during a robbery.Upon arrival, officers found the victim (business owner, Larry "Joe" Leach), lying on the floor in the garage area, bleeding from a single gunshot wound. The victim was conscious and stated the assailant had a firearm and described the suspect as a male black wearing a red hoodie. The victim was transported by life squad to University Hospital where the victim ultimately succumbed to his injuries. An employee who was working under the hood of a truck in the garage area of the business stated he heard the victim come into the garage and yell "Help me!" He then heard a gunshot and found the victim on the ground. He said he never saw the suspect. Police K9s responded but lost the track in the rear of the business in the alley.

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