ERLANGER, Ky. — The mother of the man accused of shooting at police officers Thursday morning is pleading for her son to surrender to authorities.
Mary Julick, whose son, 27-year-old Jacob Ray Julick is accused of shooting at officers and running from a traffic stop, said she just doesn't want anyone to get hurt.
"Jacob, I love you. I have never given up on you. I need you to turn yourself in. I need you to get the gun, give it to the cops," she said. "Don't die on me. I love you. turn yourself in, I'll be there for you when you get out. I just need you alive, and I just need you to know that I love you and that you'll be safe once you turn yourself in. Please, son, don't die on me today. Just turn yourself in. Don't get killed. Just turn yourself in."
Jacob Julick remained at large Friday morning.
Julick is charged with two counts of attempted murder of police officers and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
Lakeside Park-Crestview Hills police officers pulled a driver over in the Speedway parking lot at 3204 Dixie Highway. The passenger got out of the vehicle, shot at officers and ran through the parking lot of AAMCO Transmissions & Total Car Care. It’s not clear how many shots were fired. No injuries have been reported.
Residents need to “be vigilant” as authorities search for a man who shot at police officers near the Speedway on Dixie Highway during a traffic stop Thursday morning, Detective Kyle Thornberry said.
A shelter-in-place had been in effect for residents and businesses within a 2,000-yard radius, but police lifted the notice just before noon, Thornberry said.
Police said Jacob Julick was wearing a gray American Fighter T-shirt, jeans and red shoes. He has a tattoo on the left side of his neck and a slight mustache. Police originally said the suspect was wearing a red shirt. Thornberry said people should be aware that Julick could change his appearance.
Residents in the area should be on the lookout for Julick, Thornberry said.
“Until we can get this guy in handcuffs, everyone needs to be a little bit more worrisome and careful today until we can get our hands on him,” Thornberry said.
The driver is in custody and is being questioned by police, Thornberry said. It's not clear why police officers pulled the driver over.
Mary Julick said Jacob has been in trouble before, but nothing like what police said happened Thursday. She said things changed after Jacob's father died from cancer in 2012.
"My boys just wilded out after that, I've never been able to change them a day since," she said. "They're all good, but the streets make them bad."
At about 9:30 a.m., authorities were searching for the suspect with K-9s and drones in the woods near the Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Public Library at 401 Kenton Lands Road. Authorities also used the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office's helicopter to search for the gunman.
Police asked anyone who sees Jacob Julick to call Kenton County dispatch 859-356-3191.