Suspect in N.Ky. officer shooting issued $1 million bond

COVINGTON, Ky - A man who allegedly shot a police officer was issued a $1 million bond at his arraignment hearing Wednesday.

Pharo Wilson allegedly shot K-9 officer Specialist Mark Richardson in the foot on Sept. 28. Richardson, along with three other officers, responded to reports of a robbery near the intersection of Benton Road and Todd Court in the City Heights area

While police were searching for the suspect at the City Heights housing project, Wilson opened fire from the second floor of an apartment unit.

Specialist Richardson was taken to University Hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery. Richardson is a 10-year veteran of the Covington Police Department.

Wilson is charged with one count of attempted murder of a police officer and one count of assault of a police officer.

After fleeing the scene, Covington police and surrounding law enforcement agencies including a SWAT team conducted a day-long manhunt for Wilson. Kenton County Attorney Rob Sanders says Wilson was arrested by Cincinnati police at a Colerain Township motel.

The 26-year-old already has a criminal record including drug trafficking and parole violation.

Wilson's preliminary hearing is set for Oct. 10 at 1:30 p.m.

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