2 arrested after shots fired outside Dollar General in Boone County
VERONA, Ky. (WXIX) - Boone County deputies arrested two people Sunday afternoon following a shooting behind the Dollar General in Verona.
According to Maj. Philip Ridgell with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the store around 4:20 p.m. for a report of shots fired.
Edwin Marcos Roman Romero, 40, told deputies that his girlfriend, Alexis Lathea Beaver, 22, both from Virginia, shot him while they were arguing behind the store, Maj. Ridgell said.
Before deputies arrived Beaver and Romero fled the scene in a vehicle, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies say they stopped the vehicle on I-71 North and detained them both.
Maj. Ridgell says Beaver assaulted multiple deputies as they attempted to restrain her in a cruiser. In addition, he said, Beaver attempted to kick out the back passenger window of the vehicle. and damaged the doorframe.
Deputies say they found four shell casings that were “obviously tampered with” at the scene.
Maj. Ridgell says Beaver faces charges of four counts of wanton endangerment, one count of one criminal mischief, three counts of assault on a police officer, and one count of tampering with physical evidence.
During the investigation, deputies say they learned Romero was a “deported criminal aggravated felon” and he entered the vehicle with a firearm present.
He faces charges of one count of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, Maj. Ridgell said.
Deputies are also working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding Romero’s deported felon classification.
Ridgell says Beaver’s bond was set at $100,000. Romero’s bond was not set because he was placed under an ICE detainer hold.
They are both held at the Boone County Detention Center.
Neither the store nor its customers were targets in the incident, the sheriff’s office ssaid.
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