Bodycam video shows arrest of father accused of executing three young sons

Chad Doerman is being held on $20 million bail

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June 23, 2023

CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio – Bodycam video shows the moment law enforcement personnel arrested 32-year-old Chad Doerman who is accused of executing his three young sons last week.

Prosecutors in Ohio have slapped Doerman with a 21-count indictment. He was found sitting calmly on his front porch next to a rifle after he reportedly committed the murders in broad daylight “in cold blood.”

According to the indictment, the father gunned down the boys, ages 3, 4 and 7, with a Marlin Model HC .22 rifle. He is accused of executing two of his sons before he “hunted” down the third, who had fled into a neighbor’s field, only to drag him home and shoot him too, Fox News Digital reported.

“This is by far the most sickening, horrifying crime I have seen,” Clermont County Prosecutor Mark Tekulve said, according to WKRC-TV. “I can only imagine the terror these little boys felt and experienced as their father – their protector – was murdering them.”

“He was their world, he was their guardian, and he executed them in cold blood,” Clermont County Prosecutor David Gast said at the arraignment last week.

Chad Doerman (Clermont County Sheriff's Office)
Chad Doerman (Clermont County Sheriff’s Office)

Bodycam video shows Doerman calmly talking to deputies as though nothing occurred, despite bloodstains on his arm and shoulder as well as dead children nearby. He said, “I ain’t gonna hurt ya. I ain’t gonna hurt nobody” as he’s taken into custody.



Doerman is being held on $20 million bail and due back in court on June 26.

Law Officer article, June 16, 2023

CLERMONT COUNTY, Ohio – Three young boys, all brothers, were shot and killed in Ohio on Thursday and their mother was also wounded. The father of the children was taken into custody and is facing murder charges, authorities said.

The boys, ages 3, 4 and 7, were shot at a residence in the 1900 block Laurel Lindale Road in Monroe Township. Their mother suffered a gunshot wound to the hand. The children’s father, identified as 32-year-old Chad Doerman, was arrested, the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

Law enforcement authorities initially received a call about 4:15 p.m. from a female screaming that “her babies had been shot.” Within minutes, a second 911 call was made by a passerby driving on the road who reported a female juvenile running down the road saying “her father was killing everyone,” authorities said.

Responding deputies arrived at the home on Laurel Lindale Road and found three small boys in the yard suffering from gunshot wounds. Despite life-saving efforts, they were pronounced dead at the scene, FOX 19 Cincinnati reported.

The boys’ 34-year-old mother was outside the home and was suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand.  She was taken to a hospital for treatment where officials also informed her that her boys did not survive the shooting.

Doerman was found sitting on a step outside the home as first responders arrived. He was detained without incident and taken to the sheriff’s office to be interviewed by detectives, according to FOX News. 

Subsequent to the investigation, Doerman was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated murder in the deaths of his sons. He was booked at the Clermont County Jail and was being held without bond. He is scheduled to make a court appearance on Friday, reported The Cincinnati Enquirer. 

Documents posted to the Clermont County Clerk of Courts office regarding the charges against Doerman are heavily redacted and do not reveal any additional details.

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