By Mike Perleberg
Boone County Sheriff's Office
Update posted at 9:42 a.m.:
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with a shooting late Wednesday night in Burlington.
Police responded to a reported shooting on Camp Ernst Road in Burlington at about 10:30 p.m. Trevor Tiemann, 23, of Burlington, was found suffering from a gunshot. He was taken by medical helicopter to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He was released this morning.
Investigating officers with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office say the shooting was the result of a drug deal gone bad, not a random act. The determination was made after speaking with the victim and five other people questioned.
Two of the five were charged, while police learned the other three were not involved.
A seventeen year old male from a neighboring subdivision in Burlington is charged with Assault 1st degree, Possession of a handgun by a minor 1st degree, Tampering with physical evidence, and Trafficking in marijuana.
With him was Cody Blair, 19, of West Virginia who is charged with Assault 1st degree, Unlawful transaction with a minor 2nd degree, Tampering with physical evidence, and Trafficking in marijuana.
Original story posted at 7:43 a.m.:
(Burlington, Ky.) – Boone County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a Wednesday night shooting in which the victim remains hospitalized.
At about 10:30 p.m., deputies were called to a reported shooting in the 7100 block of Camp Ernst Road in Burlington. There, the officers found a man in his early twenties suffering from a single gunshot wound.
The unidentified victim was taken by Air Care to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Although his condition is not known, the victim’s injury was said to be non-life threatening.
Within a short time after the shooting, deputies located five other people believed to have been involved. A handgun believed to be involved in the shooting that had been discarded was also recovered.
Investigators had no arrests to announce as of Thursday morning.
“Residents in the area need not be concerned this was a random act,” said sheriff’s office spokesman Tom Scheben.