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One Dead After Shooting in Covington's Eastside

A man was shot and killed late Saturday night in Covington's Eastside neighborhood.

Covington Police responded to and maintained a large presence at the 200 block of East Eleventh Street and multiple blocks of Greenup Street just after 10 p.m.

A man was found shot in the southwest corner of the parking lot of River's Edge apartment community.

He was later identified as Ke'Ovion Markel Seay Tevis, 18, and was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Covington. He was a 2019 graduate of Holmes High School and worked as a lifeguard at Randolph Pool, which is operated by the City of Covington.

“We’re heartbroken," said City of Covington parks and recreation manager Rosie Santos. "Keeter has been with us two summers now, and he was one of those who helped keep our pools safe for the younger kids."

Tevis was photographed by RCN during Holmes High School's 2019 graduation ceremony (RCN file)


A larger than usual crowd was in the nearby area as the annual Old Timers festival is taking place this weekend in the neighborhood's Randolph Park. 

Units from Covington and Newport responded to the area just after 10 p.m.

Covington Police Chief Rob Nader said the investigation is ongoing and that there is no further information available at this time.

Cruisers lined the 1000 block of Greenup Street and blocked access to the side streets near Randolph Park and River's Edge apartment community.

Police were also called to St. Elizabeth Covington after receiving dispatch reports of a disturbance related to a large crowd.

Officers from Covington and Ludlow were seen at the hospital.

Nader said that nothing was happening at St. Elizabeth. Calls were received about a large group headed to the hospital from the Eastside scene, and officers responded, but there was no activity, he said.

This story will be updated.

Story and photos by Michael Monks, editor & publisher