COVINGTON, Ky – Prosecutors plan to charge the 17-year-old teenager who turned himself in, in connection with the Covington quadruple shooting that injured 3 juveniles, as an adult, recent reports revealed.
Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders stated that the department awaits the county attorney’s action to ‘transfer the teen’s charger to adult’s court’.
“I have been in communication with the County Attorney’s Office and I expect them to seek transfer of those charges,” he wrote in an email. “I have already agreed to accept the case for prosecution as an adult in Circuit Court once they file the motion.”
On Wednesday, the 17 year old turned himself into police, said the officials. The person enquiring did not reveal the teenager’s name as his charges are yet to be transferred to adult court.
“The teen wanted by police in connection with Monday’s quadruple shooting turned himself in Wednesday,” WKYT Tweeted.
The young suspect has been charged with ‘possession of a handgun by a minor, assault and rioting,’ told the Covington Police.
Meanwhile, the adult suspect who is also accused of being connected to the shooting that injured three juveniles on Monday was reserved in a Cincinnati jail on Tuesday night, said the officials.
The 41 year old suspect is charged with ‘assault, rioting and illegal possession of a handgun by a felon,’ as per the documents.
The adult suspect was also shot on Monday along with the three other juvenile victims and was driven to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. However, the Cincinnati Police arrested her after he was discharged.
Brown is currently waiting to be delivered back to Kentucky jurisdiction.
On Monday, the state officers responded to a shooting call at 6:45 p.m in the 200 blocks of West 17th Street and found 4 gunshot victims upon reaching.
Later after an investigation, officials determined that the shooting was a result of a fight among several juveniles. A dozen or more people were involved in that fight, said Rob Nader, Covington Police Chief.
The shooting victims include a 14 year old girl, a 7 year old and an 11 year old. The 14 year old girl was said to be in critical condition by Tuesday. While the 7 year old was discharged from the hospital the other day. It is not yet confirmed if the 11 year old was released from the hospital.