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Man Indicted for Shooting at Covington Police Officer

The man accused of shooting at a Covington Police officer last month is indicted on attempted murder and other charges.

Brad Anthony Williams, 41, faces 20 to 50 years in prison after a Kenton County Grand Jury indicted him on charges of attempted murder, second degree assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and three counts of first degree wanton endangerment.

Williams allegedly opened fire at a Covington Police officer after shooting another man at a home on Decoursey Avenue in Latonia on February 24. Officer Jared Habermehl escaped a potentially fatal wound when Williams's bullet hit the officer's taser and duty belt instead of his body.

Williams was shot multiple times by police and transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was extradited to Kentucky last week and is being held at the Kenton County Detention Center on $1 million bond.

The Kentucky State Police is investigating the case which is being prosecuted by Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders.

Williams will be arraigned before Kenton Circuit Judge Kathleen Lape on April 3.

-Staff report

Image via Kenton County Detention Center