David Hebert was the man shot and killed last night in Northside by police. But most who knew him wouldn’t recognize the name. Hebert, a beloved, longtime local musician and local music supporter, is far better known by his nickname, Bones. An expressive drummer, in the ’90s he was the rhythmic foundation for local bands like AMF and Shoot the Gift, as well as other Rock and Punk bands.
Since early this morning, Facebook has been filled with surprised and deeply sad messages by Bones’ many friends as they hear the news (his Facebook page here features several messages from mourners).
The shooting is still being investigated, but details in the local media so far say police responded to a call in Northside late last night after a man said he was attacked with a knife by a man and a woman (some reports say the man told police the male attacker’s name was Bones). Bones was spotted by police on the street, the reports say, and when confronted he allegedly pulled out a switchblade. An officer fired two rounds into his chest and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
After a stint living in Portland, Bones had just moved back to Cincinnati in the past six months.