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Police Say Covington Murder Was Part of Ongoing Disopute
COVINGTON, Ky (WKRC) -- Covington police say the shooting of 19-year-old Desean Peterson was part of an ongoing dispute. The Holmes High School grad was shot during a drive-by in front of a home on Garrard Street early Sunday and died from his injuries.
Four of the suspects in the shooting are in jail without bond. Reginald Bates, Hassan Abdullah. Eugene Smith and Mikyle Holloway were arraigned Wednesday morning. All but Holloway are charged with Peterson's murder. Holloway is charged with tampering with evidence.
Two 16-year-old boys are also facing charges in connection with the murder. Police have said more arrests could be coming but they say they're confident one of the six in custody is the gunman.
Police spokesman Spike Jones said today that the arrests came about as a result of an intensive police investigation and the community refusing to accept a crime like this one.
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