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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Suspect shot at Newport Plaza after leading officers on pursuit through NKY

Newport Police are still on scene this morning at Newport Plaza after a shooting of a suspect, who led police on a 20-mile pursuit. 

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A suspect was taken to the hospital after being shot by police following a 20-mile pursuit that ended in Newport at the Newport Plaza on Sunday morning around 5:00 a.m..

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The chase began on KY-18 when police tried to pull over a car but the driver refused to stop and began leading police on a 20 mile pursuit.
A police presence is on scene at Newport Plaza this morning after a pursuit led to the shooting of the suspect.  

Police said stop sticks were deployed along I-75 causing the driver to come to a stop in Newport Plaza.

Officers said that's when they engaged with the suspect, who was shot and taken to UC Medical Center. The suspect's condition is unknown.

Police did not say if the suspect had a weapon or fired at officers.

Multiple agencies were involved in the pursuit and remain on the scene to investigate. The Newport Plaza is home to Planet Fitness and Fresh Thyme, among other businesses. 

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