Accidental shooting victim in Covington identified


COVINGTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Police have identified the victim of Wednesday’s accidental shooting in Covington.

David Gargrave, 33, of Covington, was killed when a shotgun that he was carrying inside his Regency Court apartment, accidentally discharged, Chief Lee Harmon told our partners at the Piqua Daily Call.

The blast stuck Gargrave, who was transported to Upper Valley Medical Center by the Covington Rescue Squad.

He was pronounced dead shortly after arrival, according to the Piqua Daily Call.

Harmon said that the incident was investigated as an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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