Hebert, who went by "Bones" because he was a small, skin-and-bones guy, lived in Portland for about a decade before making the switch to Cincinnati last year. He played in several local bands over the years, the best known of which was a group called Tragos, according to Hebert's friend Tim Hurst.
Hurst says he expects Hebert's parents to file a wrongful death suit in the shooting. Due to equipment error in the police cruiser, there's no video of the incident which left 40-year-old Hebert dead with two bullets to the chest. Police say that they were searching for Hebert after receiving a call that he had cut someone with a knife. When officers found him, they say, he "whipped out the knife — about a 7-inch blade — from his pocket and took a step toward police" at which point Sgt. Andrew Mitchel shot him twice. Hurst says that Hebert did not have mental illness issues, but was a heavy drinker. "No one thinks this guy did what they say he did," says Hurst. "He was definitely a wild person, a good spirit, but he wasn't unstable."
Local friends are planning a benefit show to raise money for Bones' funeral, but the time and place are not set yet. I'll update with info when it's solid.
Update: Memorial show flier is below the cut.