Shots fired at Covington home, suspect leads police on pursuit

Published: Jul. 26, 2021 at 12:29 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 26, 2021 at 1:10 PM EDT
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COVINGTON, Ky. (WXIX) - A Covington home was hit by gunfire Monday by a suspect who then led police on a pursuit.

Covington Police Department Assistant Chief Brian Valenti says shots were fired at a home in the 900 block of Montague Road around 11:30 a.m.

No one inside the home was wounded. The homeowner said one bullet came through the window, hitting the couch his wife was sitting on.

Police say gunfire from at least two different weapons came from a vehicle described as a black Acura.

Officers responding to the home saw a vehicle matching the description and tried to stop it.

The driver took off on southbound I-75 at speeds up to 100 mph, police said, and even tried to run an officer’s vehicle off the road.

The pursuit continued to eastbound I-275 but had to end the chase after the Acura drove across several lanes of travel onto Dixie Highway.

The unoccupied car was later found by Erlanger police.

The suspect is wanted for wanton endangerment, Valenti said.

Police say they think the shooting was a targeted incident and not random.

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