‘Help us find justice’: Nick Lachey leads public appeal after female manager of his Cinninati bar is shot in the face ‘by a gunman in a dark van’ in Thanksgiving dawn attack

Pop music star Nick Lachey is asking the public on Friday to ‘help us find some justice’ after a manager at his Cincinnati bar was shot in the face before dawn on Thanksgiving.

According to police, Elizabeth Richardson, 27, was shot in the face by an unknown assailant at around 3am while she was working at Lachey’s Bar.

Local police believe the shooter was driving a van and shouting obscenities at her at the time of the incident, according to WLWT-TV.

Investigators believe that Richardson walked toward the van to confront the driver who was shouting the obscenities.

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Pop music star Nick Lachey (above) is asking the public on Friday to ‘help us find some justice’ after Elizabeth Richardson, a manager at his Cincinnati bar was shot in the face before dawn on Thanksgiving
Pop music star Nick Lachey is asking the public on Friday to ‘help us find some justice’ after Elizabeth Richardson (above), a manager at his Cincinnati bar was shot in the face before dawn on Thanksgiving

Pop music star Nick Lachey (left) is asking the public on Friday to ‘help us find some justice’ after Elizabeth Richardson (right), a manager at his Cincinnati bar was shot in the face before dawn on Thanksgiving

According to police, Richardson, 27, was shot in the face by an unknown assailant at around 3am while she was working at Lachey’s Bar (seen above)

According to police, Richardson, 27, was shot in the face by an unknown assailant at around 3am while she was working at Lachey’s Bar (seen above)

Local police believe the shooter was driving a van and shouting obscenities at her at the time of the incident. Cincinnati police released surveillance video footage of the van, which appears to be a brownish color

Local police believe the shooter was driving a van and shouting obscenities at her at the time of the incident. Cincinnati police released surveillance video footage of the van, which appears to be a brownish color

Richardson was rushed to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where she is listed in critical but stable condition.

Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Richardson has a three-year-old son and was recently engaged to be married, according to police.

Cincinnati police released surveillance video footage of the van, which appears to be a brownish color.

Richardson was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for injuries that were not life-threatening

Richardson was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for injuries that were not life-threatening

Richardson has a three-year-old son and was recently engaged to be married, according to police 

Richardson has a three-year-old son and was recently engaged to be married, according to police 

‘Ellie is the brightest light and she will find a way to shine through this darkness,’ Nick Lachey tweeted early Thursday morning

‘Ellie is the brightest light and she will find a way to shine through this darkness,’ Nick Lachey tweeted early Thursday morning

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040

The van resembles an Astro, though it is difficult to ascertain its precise make and model.

Police said the van was caught on camera driving by City Hall.

Investigators are asking the public for information leading to the arrest of the suspect.

He is described as  a black man in his 20s with gold-rimmed glasses and a light beard. 

Lachey’s Bar was started by former 98 Degrees boy band member Nick Lachey and his brother, Drew Lachey.

‘Ellie is the brightest light and she will find a way to shine through this darkness,’ Nick Lachey tweeted early Thursday morning.

‘Anyone with any information, help us find some justice.’

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.