NEWPORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Campbell County that left a suspect with life-threatening injuries, according to KSP.
Investigators say preliminary findings show shortly after 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 13, 2021, Kenton County Police tried to pull over the driver of a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle they were looking for in connection to an earlier incident in Boone County.
KSP says the suspect drove into a parking lot in Newport, got out and started shooting at the Kenton County Police officers, who returned fire, wounding the suspect. No officers were shot or injured in the incident, according to State Police.
The wounded suspect, whose name wasn’t released, was treated at the scene by the Campbell County Emergency Medical Services and later transported to the University of Cincinnati Hospital.
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.