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Covington police identify teen shooting victim

City says he had just graduated high school, worked as lifeguard at city pool
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Posted at 11:37 AM, Aug 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 14:06:05-04

COVINGTON — Covington police are investigating a shooting that left an 18-year-old dead Saturday.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting at 219 E. 11th St at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday. They found a person shot in a parking lot of the River’s Edge Apartments at 1028 Greenup St.

Ke’Ovion "Keeter" Markel Seay Tevis, 18 of Covington, died Saturday after being transported to St. Elizabeth Covington.

He worked as a lifeguard at Randolph Pool and had just graduated from Holmes High School two months ago, according to a statement from the city.

"We're heartbroken," said Covington Parks & Recreation Manager Rosie Santos. "Keeter has been with us two summers now, and he was one of those who helped keep our pools safe for the younger kids. We really hope that his family and the community can find peace through this devastating time."

An investigation is ongoing, and police did not identify a suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Detective Rob Fain at (859) 292-2271.