Shooting victim manages to get himself to hospital

COVINGTON, Ky.  – Police found a man with multiple gunshot wounds at St. Elizabeth Hospital after 1 a.m. Thursday morning.

Covington Police Chief Spike Jones said the victim, Joseph Johnson, was shot near Lee Street and managed somehow to get to the hospital.

Johnson told officers he was shot by Jared Derkson, 25, of Covington. Police said Derkson was last known to live in the 1200 block of Lee Street.

The motive for the shooting is under investigation, Jones said.

Derkson is 5 feet, 6 inches and 155 pounds. He should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Johnson was shot in the torso and arm, Jones said. He was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

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