Cov­ing­ton woman in­jured in shoot­ing

The Covington News - - NEWS - MERIS LUTZ mlutz@cov­

A 23-year-old Cov­ing­ton woman was in­jured when her boyfriend ac­ci­den­tally shot her at a res­i­dence in So­cial Cir­cle early Satur­day morn­ing, ac­cord­ing to So­cial Cir­cle Po­lice Chief Terry Sos­bee.

The pair ini­tially re­ported that Kierra Weaver had been hit in a drive-by shoot­ing, but a sub­se­quent in­ves­ti­ga­tion by deputies lo­cated the weapon, which was linked to 20-year-old Christo­pher Smith, a con­victed felon.

Both face charges for false re­port of a crime. Smith is also fac­ing charges of ag­gra­vated bat­tery, tam­per­ing with ev­i­dence, and pos­ses­sion of a firearm by a con­victed felon. More charges are pend­ing.

Weaver was taken to a hos­pi­tal for treat­ment of a non life-threat­en­ing in­jury.

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