Newport, KY. (June 14, 2021) – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) has been requested by the Kenton County Police Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 5:09 a.m. EST on June 13, 2021 in Campbell County.
At the request of the Kenton County Police Department, KSP Post 6 detectives and the KSP Critical Incident Response Team responded to the scene, and the investigation remains ongoing.
Preliminary findings indicate that the Kenton County Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle they were trying to locate in reference to an earlier incident in Boone County. The suspect drove into a parking lot in Newport, exited the vehicle and shot at the officers. Officers discharged their agency issued firearms, striking and wounding the subject. The subject was treated at the scene by the Campbell County Emergency Medical Services and later transported to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
No officers, troopers or members of the community were injured.
KSP has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the commonwealth as requested by local law enforcement agencies. KSP is committed to being transparent while ensuring the integrity of the investigation. To protect the integrity of an ongoing investigation, it is KSP’s Standard Operating Procedure not to release specific details until vital witnesses have been interviewed and pertinent facts gathered. Timelines to complete investigations vary based on the complexity of the case.
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