Arrest made in Covington shooting that killed 1, injured another

1 dead, 1 hurt in Covington apartment shooting

COVINGTON, KY. (FOX19) - Covington police made an arrest in the shooting that killed a 19-year-old from Cincinnati and injured an 18-year-old from Covington early Wednesday.

Kermanuel L. Rice, 37, of Cincinnati was arrested and charged with murder, police say.

Covington police arrested Kermanuel L. Rice and charged him with murder for the shooting that killed one Cincinnati 19-year-old and wounded a Covington 18-year-old. (Credit: Covington police)
Covington police arrested Kermanuel L. Rice and charged him with murder for the shooting that killed one Cincinnati 19-year-old and wounded a Covington 18-year-old. (Credit: Covington police)

He is being held in the Kenton County Detention Center.

Officers responded to a series of shots fired calls in the area of the City Heights housing complex starting at 12:40 a.m., according to Captain Brian Valenti.

Covington police identified the victim as Le’Monte Shields, 19, of Cincinnati. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

18-year-old Keevonte Thornton, of Covington, was found shot in the leg in the 2600 block of Benton Road, he said.

Thornton was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he is expected to recover, according to police.

Then, as officers were clearing that scene about 1:45 a.m., dispatchers received a 911 call reporting shots fired nearby in the 2500 block of Alden Court.

Arrest made in homicide from earlier today.

Posted by Covington Police Department on Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Detective Cory Warner: 859-292-2273.

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