COVINGTON, Ky. — Police found Elijah Thompson, a 21-year-old Florence man accused of shooting two people, hiding Tuesday morning in his grandmother’s Covington home.
Robbie Fann, Thompson's grandmother, said she was concerned when her grandson arrived a week before he was scheduled to visit her, but she didn't expect her home to become the scene of a SWAT standoff that lasted three hours.
“He was coming down to help me put Halloween stuff out," she said. "Now you turn around and do this? I just can't believe it.”
Fann spent the morning at a neighbor's house while police negotiated with Thompson. He eventually surrendered.
Thompson stands charged with aggravated assault in connection to an early Monday morning shooting at Cedar Hill apartments.
Two people were injured in the attack; both were hospitalized at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds.
Court documents state Thompson and the two victims were attending a get-together at the Harrison Ave. apartment when an altercation broke out.
Thompson and an unnamed co-defendant then brandished firearms and shot both victims, court documents allege. Police have not identified the co-defendant; nor has a warrant been issued for anyone other than Thompson in connection with the assault.