Covington, KY. ( March 29, 2021) – At approximately 6:18 PM Covington dispatch received a call from a local restaurant stating a male subject had brandished a firearm toward employees. The caller said the male subject had left the area and gave a vehicle description to authorities.
Acting on that information, Covington PD located the vehicle and began to initiate a traffic stop on West 4th St. as the suspected vehicle was crossing from Covington into Newport.
The Preliminary investigation shows the suspected vehicle came to a stop, gunshots were exchanged between the operator of that vehicle and a Covington PD officer. Both the Covington officer and operator of the vehicle in question were injured and transported to a local hospital, with non life threatening injuries. The Investigation is being led by the KSP Critical incident response team and Dry Ridge Post.
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