Man accused of attempted murder in connection with Kenton County shooting

John Marks expected in court facing attempted murder charges
Published: Nov. 19, 2023 at 10:04 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2023 at 11:23 AM EST
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RYLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (WXIX) - The man accused of attempted murder in Kenton County was in court Monday morning for his arraignment.

John Marks was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment, assault and attempted murder, according to a report from the Kenton County Police Department.

Officers responded to a shooting in the 10000 block of Locust Pike in Ryland Heights just before 2 p.m. on Nov. 18.

Medical responders found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest, and the victim was flown to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center via medical helicopter, according to a citation.

While driving to the scene, Taylor Mill police spotted someone who fit the suspect description.

The citation says the driver of a blue and yellow motorcycle was stopped at the intersection of Decoursey Pike and Locust Pike, telling the Taylor Mill officer that he had just shot someone at the same address as the crime scene.

That person, now known as Marks, was taken to the Kenton County Police Department.

According to the police report, Marks later admitted that the shooting was over a female.

After shooting the victim, he fled the scene on his motorcycle traveling north on Locust Pike later turning around and driving back toward the scene and then continuing north once again, the report says.

Marks also said he used a KelTec PMR30 with a 30-round magazine loaded with 20-25 rounds.

Police have not released the name of the victim, but they did say he was stable and is expected to be okay as of Saturday.

Marks is in the Kenton County Detention Center with a bond set at $50,000.

This is an ongoing investigation and is being handled by the Kenton County Police Department.

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