Howes' attorney says client had to load gun

Bart Adams
Bart Adams
Isaiah Howes
Isaiah Howes
Daniel Covington
Daniel Covington

By Sam Schreiber - e-mail

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - For the first time, the attorney for former University of Louisville baseball player Isaiah Howes is speaking out about the events on the night that Howes fatally shot former Louisville football player Daniel Covington.

Louisville Metro Police say the early morning hours of Sept. 16, Covington entered through the window of Howes' vehicle and began to assault Howes and his brother, Andrew Vessels. They say Howes then shot and killed Covington.

Howes' attorney, Bart Adams, now says that Howes had to load the gun during the early stages of the altercation.

Thus far, investigators have ruled that Howes acted in self-defense in accordance with state laws regarding entering someone else's home or vehicle. Adams says that the final police report will likely be submitted to the Commonwealth Attorney's office in about two weeks.

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