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Suspect in NKY officer-involved shooting has life-threatening injuries, police say

Updated: Jun. 14, 2021 at 11:56 AM EDT
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WALTON, Ky. (WXIX) - The suspect who pointed a gun at a Boone County deputy early Sunday is the same man in a police chase and an officer-involved shooting that happened just an hour later, according to Kentucky State Police.

Boone County deputies responded to the parking lot at 196 Mary Grubbs Highway around 4:15 a.m. Sunday for a drug complaint.

When deputies arrived, they found a man and a woman inside a car. Deputies say they asked the man to get out, and as he was getting out, he pointed the gun at one of them.

The sheriff’s office says a deputy turned the suspect’s hand away from his face. The suspect then pointed the gun toward a sergeant as he ran away.

There was a short pursuit before the suspect got into another car and left the scene.

The same suspect was then involved in a police chase which ultimately ended in Campbell County at the Newport Plaza Shopping Center parking lot, KSP said late Monday.

The chase ensued after Kenton County Police attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle matching the description of the one that fled the first scene, according to KSP.

The suspect drove into the Newport parking lot, left the vehicle and shot at the officers, police say.

Officers drew their guns and fired an unspecified number of rounds, hitting and wounding the suspect, according to KSP.

The subject was treated at the scene and transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, KSP says.

No officers, troopers or members of the community were injured.

KSP Post 6 detectives and the KSP Critical Incident Response Team responded to the scene and are investigating.

The identity of the suspect has not been released.

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