COVINGTON, Ky. -- An Elsmere man faces charges of attempted murder of a police officer, among others, in the shooting of a Covington police officer Saturday morning, according to Kentucky State Police.
Authorities issued an arrest warrant for Brad Anthony Williams, 41, Saturday evening for charges of attempted murder of a police officer, assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and persistent felony offender, according to Kentucky State Police.
Covington officers were called to a home on Decoursey Avenue at about 5:30 a.m. and found a man who had been shot in the ear. An officer walked into a bedroom, and Williams fired several rounds at the officer with a semi-automatic rifle, court documents said. A bullet hit the officer's Taser and went into his duty belt.
“The officer could easily have been killed because the bullet was below his ballistic vest,” court documents said.
The Covington officer's injuries were not life-threatening, KSP Senior Trooper Charles Loudermilk said. The officer has already been released from a hospital.
Officers returned fire and shot Williams multiple times. He is in stable condition at the University of Cincinnati Hospital Medical Center, according to Kentucky State Police.
Decoursey was closed between East 45th and East 46th streets. State troopers are investigating.