CPD seeks man who fired gun at couple

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police are seeking a man believed to have fired a gun at a man and his wife as they left Riverside Nursing Home on West Street around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The victims said the man fired five to six shots from a gun, described as a black, semi-automatic Glock pistol, at their vehicle.

"As the complainants were exiting Riverside from Herring Street, making a right out of the rear parking lot and left onto West Street, they heard (the suspect) hollering and running across the street at them with the gun in his hand," the incident report states. "... (the victim) continued to drive away from (the suspect) as he fired the weapon and immediately came to the Covington Police Department to report what had just occurred."

The victims said the suspect was a former employee of the nursing home and had recently been terminated. They said they had had problems with him before and had reported at least one "run-in" to the police previously.

In other crime news, an employee of Bradley's BBQ on Church Street reported an incident of indecent exposure at the restaurant around 2:45 p.m. on July 16.

According to Detective D.J. Seals, the woman is a server at the restaurant and when she delivered the man's food, she noticed he had exposed himself.

Seals said the CPD is currently going through video surveillance tape of the incident.

"We have some very good leads in both of these cases and are confident we will be able to resolve them," he said.