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Covington Police Investigate Shooting, Suspect Interviewed

Update: Powell was later arrested and charged in this shooting.

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Covington Police are investigating a shooting on the 1800 block of Russell Street.

Multiple calls were fielded by dispatchers that shots were fired in the area around midnight. Officers were told that two cars believed to be involved were still on the scene.

When police arrived they found Jeremy J. Stewart, who turns 24 on Thursday, a short distance away in his car suffering from two gunshot wounds.

He was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment.

Police Chief Spike Jones said that the suspect, Eric L. Powell, 24, was detained and that a loaded Taurus .357 was located on him.

Powell and other witnesses were interviewed.

Jones did not indicate that any arrests were made and said that the investigation is ongoing.

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