Nick Lachey is requesting the help of the public following an incident where a 27-year-old woman suffered gunshot wounds to the face on Thanksgiving. The incident occurred at Nick’s Cincinnati bar early on the morning of the American holiday.
Ellie Richardson – who works as a bartender at the sports bar called Lacheys – crossed the street around 3 a.m. when a van almost ran her over. The Cincinnati Police revealed that when Ellie approached the vehicle, the man pulled out a gun and shot her directly in the face.
The 44-year-old star of 98 Degrees wrote on the 24th of November, “Ellie is the brightest light, and she will find a way to shine through this darkness.”
Please help Ellie and her family get through this most difficult time. Thank you!!https://t.co/aF2tPmX9kJ
— Nick Lachey (@NickLachey) November 25, 2017
He added that if anyone has any information at all, it would be great because justice needs to be served. Additionally, Lachey posted a Twitter link to a YouCaring page set up in the bartender’s name.
The YouCaring page states that Ellie has a three-year-old son and she sustained injuries to her face and jaw.
Even though the bartender is doing ok, it’s not clear how long she’ll need to be in the hospital and what her recovery process needs to be. The police described the man as an African-American with short hair, a small beard, and glasses.
And while what happened to Ellie is undoubtedly a tragedy, one can only wonder what the two talked about before the man shot her in the face. Perhaps, they knew each other, and it was a deal gone wrong. However, this is merely speculation.Either way, we hope she has a speedy recovery and can get back to work soon!