Man shot, killed by officer following hours-long standoff in Covington


A man was shot and killed by a Covington police officer following an hours-long standoff that began and ended in the early morning hours.

The incident began on Frazier Street in the Latonia neighborhood around 8:30 p.m.

Officers were dispatched to the home for the report of a suicidal subject with a gun. When officers arrived, they were greeted by a barrage of bullets and took cover, according to Covington Police Public Information Officer Lt. Col. Brian Valenti.

No officers were shot.

SWAT responded to the scene and surrounded the home. After trying to get the man to exit the home, officers breached the door around midnight.

The man was shot and taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Officials with Kentucky State Police, who took over the investigation, said that man was pronounced dead a short time later.

An autopsy is pending by the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office in Cincinnati.

The man’s name has not been released.

A man who lives across the street from the home involved told WLWT bullets have broken two of his windows and he, his nephew and his dog took shelter in his home.

“When I come in, I could see my blinds was laying on the floor.

And there was a hole on the door,” the neighbor said.

Several blocks around Frazier Street were blocked off with crime tape.

Kentucky State Police has statewide jurisdiction and investigates officer-involved shootings throughout the commonwealth as requested by local law enforcement agencies.


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