Police responded to a Miami Township residence at about 2:30 pm on December 31st. It was not the first time they had been to that residence, or even the first time they had been there that day. This time however, they were proceeded with six calls from within the residence itself and an additional call from a neighbor.
“I’m not going over there. He has a gun and he’s been mentally unstable for two weeks,” the neighbor had said in their call to 911.
When officers arrived they found 62 year old Tatiana Romanova shot in the head. She was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where she was listed in critical condition until she died on January 4th.
Her son, 33 year old Alexei Siddique was arrested and charged at that time with felonious assault. He was booked into the Clermont County Jail where he was held in lieu of $1 million bond.
Police have confirmed that they intend to meet with the prosecutor's office concerning upgrading his charges after the death of his mother.
At the time of the shooting, Siddique was out on bond for a previous assault charge in which he is accused of assaulting a paramedic on December 19th during a mental health evaluation. According to jail records, he is due back in court on that charge tomorrow.
According to the Miami Township police Chief Mike Mills, many of the calls to that residence concerned Siddique desiring to harm himself. Mills stated that the department had been called to that residence "numerous times" over the last month and that in the previous week Siddique had exhibited “some mental health issues that needs to get taken care of.”
Earlier in the day when the police had been there, Romanova had evidently sent them away saying that everything was okay. "We even asked her if she wanted us to take her somewhere and she wouldn't go anywhere," Mills said.
According to jail records, Siddique's charge of felonious assault has yet to be upgraded, and he is due back in court on January 10th.