Ronald Corman indicted after allegedly shooting his wife and being involved in police standoff

VILLA HILLS, Ky. - A man was indicted Thursday after he allegedly shot his wife and was involved in a standoff with police in Villa Hills.

The incident occurred on Feb. 13 at a residence in the 2600 block of Amsterdam Road in Villa Hills at about 12:40 a.m.

Ronald Corman, 46, has been indicted on two counts of attempted murder, one count of 1st degree assault, and two counts of wanton endangerment. He was already issued a $100,000 bond, but that could increase with these new indictments. He is scheduled to face arraignment on March 11, and faces up to more than 30 years in prison.

When police arrived to the scene of the incident, Ronald Corman's wife, Violet, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the front yard, and Ronald was allegedly armed inside the house, refusing to comply with police. 



Police said they negotiated with Ronald for about an hour, but he would not drop his weapon. 

He was eventually shot by officers and removed from the scene, according to Villa Hills police.

Emergency crews transported the pair to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with serious injuries. Their conditions as of Thursday had not been released.

Officials won't release the name of the officer that shot Corman at this time, but did confirm it was a member of the Kenton County SWAT team.

A preliminary investigation indicates the use of force was justified, according to a statement issued by Kenton County police. Authorities say no additional information about the officer's use of force will be released until the investigation is complete.

Police say they are not looking for any additional suspects and that no one else was injured.


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9 On Your Side Reporters Kendall Herold and Tom McKee contributed to this report.

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