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Covington Woman Shot, Killed by Boone Deputy After Striking Him With Car

A Boone County Sheriff's Deputy shot and killed the driver of a vehicle that struck him and continued to accelerate, a news release from the sheriff's office said Saturday.

Deputy Tyler Brockman, 28, was stopped at the 6600 block of River Road (KY 8) to investigate a report of a field party. A car was leaving the party and Brockman ordered the driver to stop, but, according to the sheriff's office, the driver instead accelerated and struck the deputy causing him to land on the hood of the car.

Brockman pulled his weapon and fire four rounds through the windshield. The driver stopped and then the car backed up a short distance before coming to rest in a ditch on the side of the road.

The driver, Samantha Ramsey, 19, of Covington, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Florence where she was pronounced dead. Brockman was taken to St. Elizabeth in Edgewood where he was treated for a leg injury and released. 

According to the sheriff's office, Ramsey had no prior criminal record in Boone Co. Brockman, who joined the sheriff's office in 2010 and is a K-9 deputy, has been placed on administrative leave as office policy dictates.

According to her Facebook page, Ramsey was a graduate of Holmes High School.

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Samantha Ramsey/via Facebook