Quenton Abell, an 18-year-old teenager surrendered himself to Erlanger Police Department after a shooting that left a juvenile injured in Erlanger on Wednesday, March 9. Erlanger is a home rule-class city in Kenton County, Kentucky.
The Police of Erlanger locality responded to a shooting at the 3200 block of Riggs Avenue at around 7:30 p.m on Wednesday, March 9.
A juvenile was found suffering from a gunshot wound after the officers arrived at the scene. The victim was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Centre with nonlife-threatening injuries. The Erlanger Police Department in a preliminary investigation said that they got conflicting information that there were multiple suspects involved. With the information, they secured the perimeter and advised anyone who resides along Riggs Avenue or a road that intersects the Avenue to avoid the area as they searched for the suspects.
Brad Underwood Tweeted, “Happening now: police have a neighborhood surrounded in Erlanger. Shooting on Riggs Ave. One juvenile was sent to the hospital, injuries unknown. Police looking for 3 minors. at least 1 believed to be armed. Stay inside home. Call 911 if you see anything.”
Happening now: police have a neighborhood surrounded in Erlanger. Shooting on Riggs Ave. One juvenile sent to the hospital, injuries unknown. Police looking for 3 minors. at least 1 believed to be armed. Stay inside home. Call 911 if you see anything. @Local12 pic.twitter.com/P4V0tw5IJ7
— Brad Underwood (@BUnderwoodWKRC) March 10, 2022
It later emerged one suspect was involved in the shooting and as earlier reported, he is the 18-year-old teenager who has surrendered himself.
What are Quenton Abell’s Charges?
Quenton Abell has been charged with assault and wanton endangerment. He is being held at the Kenton County Detention Center as he awaits a hearing.
The background information of Abell has not been released nor has the identity of his parents.
The incident is being handled by the Erlanger Police Criminal Investigation Division and the investigation is still ongoing. No motive for the shooting has been released. The identity of the juvenile teen that was shot at has not been released. The victim is expected to be released from the health facility soon.
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