Michaela C. Briede: Fort Mitchell police ID woman killed at N.Ky. apartment complex

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. - A woman police say was killed at a Fort Mitchell apartment Tuesday night has been identified as 18-year-old college student Michaela C. Briede.

Briede's death was not a random act of violence, according to police.

Officials say she was targeted at The Vinings of Fort Mitchell, located in the 500 block of West Chelsea Circle. The homicide occurred at about 11:46 p.m. Tuesday and a shooting was reported at the residence a short time later.

Authorities also added that a male resident of the apartment is believed to have been present during the shooting.

Briede was a student at Thomas Moore College in Crestview Hills, Ky., and a recent graduate of Grant County High School.

When authorities arrived at the apartment building, they found Briede dead from an apparent homicide, but officials have not yet said what caused her death.

An autopsy to determine the official cause of Briede's death is underway.

Her death marks the Northern Kentucky city's first killing in 2013.

Fort Mitchell Police Chief Jeffrey Eldridge said there are no suspects in custody at this time. He added crews were on the scene through Wednesday morning to investigate the shooting and the death.

Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders took to Twitter to comment on the case, saying that the residence was targeted in the killing.

" Ft Mitchell homicide was NOT a random act. Residence was apparently targeted. No arrests yet. Investigation continues. #KYcrime," Sanders tweeted.

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9 On Your Side Reporter Kendall Herold contributed to this report.

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