KY Lt. governor honors teen killed in crash during police chase

KY Lt. governor honors teen killed in crash during police chase
Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton comforted the family of Ki'Anthony Tyus as she honored him. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton was in Louisville on Friday offering condolences to the family of a teenager killed in December.

Ki’Anthony Tyus, 13, died when the stolen SUV he was riding in crashed during a police chase.

Tyus was also an advocate against gun violence.

That’s because he was shot in a drive-by at Ballard Park when he was nine-years-old.

“You have lost a son, a grandson, a brother -- but we have lost a leader,” Hampton said. “I think we have truly lost a leader. He was on his way to being something special.”

Tyus’ family is suing an Louisville Metro Police Department officer over the deadly pursuit.

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