Covington Police arrest suspect in shooting

A man is recovering in the hospital after being shot in Covington Tuesday night (WKRC)

COVINGTON, Ky. (WKRC) - Police have arrested a suspect in a shooting Covington Tuesday night. Randall Varner, 58, is facing an assault charge.

Police say the shooting was the result of earlier altercation between Varner, a friend of the victim and the people living at a location on East 16th Street.

At about 10:15, there was a second confrontation where police say Varner fired several shots from a rifle, hitting Dwayne Nichols, 27, in the abdomen.

There were several shell casings in the street.

Nichols was taken to the hospital. There's no word on his condition.

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