Covington teen shot and killed

City says victim was a lifeguard

Covington teen shot and killed
The City of Covington says Ke'Ovion "Keeter" Seay Tevis, 18, was a lifeguard at the city's Randolph Pool. Tevis was shot and killed Saturday night (Tevis pictured at left) (Source: City of Covington)

COVINGTON, Ky. (FOX19) - A 18-year-old is dead following a shooting in Covington Saturday night.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting at 11th street at 10:03 p.m.

The victim, Ke’Ovion Markel Seay Tavis was found shot in a parking lot, says Covington Police Chief Robert C. Nader.

Chief Nader says Tavis was taken by the Covington Fire Department to St. Elizabeth Covington Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to the City of Covington, Tevis was a lifeguard at the city’s Randolph Pool and graduated two months ago from Holmes High School.

“We’re heartbroken,” said Covington Parks & 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. We really hope that his family and the community can find peace through this devastating time.”

Police do not have a suspect and are still investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Rob Fain at 859-292-2271.

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