2 dead in Covington murder-suicide, police say

Friends, family of Covington murder-suicide victim speak

COVINGTON, Ky. (FOX19) - Two men are dead following a shooting in Covington early Friday, Covington police said.

Officers were called to East 15th Street around 2:15 a.m. Friday. They found the men inside a home suffering from gunshot wounds.

Police say 30-year-old Daniel Bray, the ex-boyfriend of the female resident, forced his way into the home through a window.

Once inside, Bray was confronted by 29-year-old Zachary Doney. Bray shot Doney then turned the gun on himself, police said. Both were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Kenton County Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders said he does not anticipate charges being filed.

A GoFundMe has been created for Doney’s funeral expenses.

Friend Katherine Manning can’t believe Doney is gone.

“It’s just really sad because he had his own problems but he was a really good friend and person,” she said. “My daughter called him ‘uncle Zach,' and we were very close. I am going to miss him. I am going to miss him a lot.”

Doney has two children. His newborn has been in the NICU.

Katherine says Friday would have been a special day.

“So with all the COVID-19, he wasn’t able to see or meet him,” she said. “And I know he was upset about that. And that’s all he kept talking about, and he said when he comes home, ‘I am going to bring him over here, because I know you live babies.' And she just brought him home today.”

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