Police arrested four adults, Hassan Abdullah, Reginald Bates and Eugene Smith, in connection with the shooting death of Covington teen Dasean Peterson. Two juveniles were also arrested, police say.
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Eight arrested, arraigned in the killing of Covington teen Desean Peterson

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COVINGTON, Ky. -- Six people arrested in connection to the shooting death of Desean Peterson over the weekend were arraigned in Kenton County court Monday morning.

Two more people have been arrested in the connection to Peterson's murder. Jamell Darden, 18, was arrested and booked in the Kenton Co. Jail. He plead not guilty in court on Thursday and was denied bond. 

James Young, 18, was arrested Wednesday and is also being held without bond. 

Mikyle D. Holloway was charged with tampering with physical evidence and received a $25,000 bond. Reginald B. Bates, Eugene Zavon Smith, and Hassan A. Abdullah were each charged with murder and had bond denied. The two others taken into custody Monday in relation to the homicide were teens, according to Covington Police Chief Spike Jones.

Jones said officers were led to the suspects by witness statements, and their participation in the crimes came out during interviews with the men. 

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Peterson was gunned down Sunday night in Covington, and was pronounced dead in his front yard. Peterson's neighbor Joseph Ingram held onto him after witnessing the shooting, and seeing his friend fall to the ground. 

“I was holding him,” Ingram said. “He was making noises and I told him to squeeze my hand. He was squeezing my hand at first, but then after he stopped making those noises, I said ‘Squeeze my hand if you're OK’ and he didn't squeeze my hand."

Early in the investigation, Jones said witnesses had begun coming forward with tips.

"We are very fortunate that we have some good witnesses that are cooperating with us, assisting us in this investigation,” Jones said. “I'm optimistic that we will be able to bring this to a satisfactory resolve in a short amount of time."

Abdullah, Bates, Smith and Holloway are scheduled to appear in a Kenton County courtroom Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. for arraignment.

A vigil is planned for Peterson and is scheduled to be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on 17th and Garrard Streets.

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