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Investigators Identify Covington Officers Involved in Latonia Shooting

The Kentucky State Police identified the two Covington Police officers involved in Saturday's shooting in Latonia.

Specialist Jared Habermehl, a two-year veteran of the force, was shot when an armed man inside a Decoursey Avenue opened fire on him. A bullet hit Habermehl's taser and lodged in his duty belt. Kentucky State Police, which is handling the investigation, said earlier that Habermehl easily could have been killed had the bullet not first hit the taser.

Officers had responded to a home on the 4600 block of Decoursey after receiving a report of a shooting. A man had been wounded in the ear.

Brad Anthony Williams, who is well known to local police following a long list of arrests in Kenton County, had been in a bedroom in the house and fired upon Habermehl when the officer entered it.

Following that, Williams, 41, then came into the hallway armed and wearing camouflage, when Officer John Coulter, a four-year veteran of the Covington Police, returned fire, striking him multiple times.

Williams was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he is currently listed in stable condition. He is expected to be extradited to Kentucky to face charges of attempted murder, attempted murder of a police officer, and more.

Habermehl and Coulter are both on administrative duty during the investigation, which is standard procedure, a news release said.

-Staff report