Dry Ridge, KY. (February 22, 2021)- As the Kentucky State Police, Post 6 in Dry Ridge, continues investigating the officer-involved shooting in Kenton County. Detectives discovered two Villa Hill Police Officers were involved in the critical incident. Both officers discharged rounds from their duty weapons during the encounter. their identity is not available for release at this time
The male occupant who brandished a firearm succumbed to his injuries at St. Elizabeth in Florence. Today, an autopsy confirmed his identity as Randall L. Lockaby, (57) of Manchester, KY. Additional information may be available for release as the investigation continues.
Original release below:
Erlanger, KY. (February 21, 2021) – The Kentucky State Police, Post 6 in Dry Ridge, was contacted by Villa Hills Police Department just after 11:00 p.m. yesterday regarding an officer-involved shooting. The incident occurred around mile marker 185 on I-75 South in Kenton County, KY.
The preliminary investigation indicates Villa Hill Police Officers initiated a traffic stop on a red Ford F-150 Truck for a traffic violation. Officers made contact with one male occupant who brandished a handgun. As a result of the encounter, an officer discharged their duty weapon striking and injuring the man. He was transported to St Elizabeth in Florence for his injuries.
Additional information and the man’s identity are not available for release at this time. As the investigation continues, more information will be released. Detective Chuck Haslewood is conducting the ongoing investigation. He was assisted on scene by Kentucky State Police personnel.