Wednesday, May 28, 2014
"COVINGTON, KY — Police have identified the victim and shooter in a murder-suicide Sunday.
"Investigators said Zuriel Turk, 41, shot and killed Mark Kroening, 62, in the parking lot of the Dairy Queen restaurant in the 3200 block of Decoursey Avenue about 6 p.m. Sunday. Police said his children were sitting in the car at the time.
"Investigators said Turk was supposed to be picking up his kids in the Dairy Queen parking lot for a prearranged custody visit like they did every other Sunday.
"Instead, Turk is accused of walking up to the car and shooting Kroening while he sat in the car.
"Kroening was married to Turk’s ex-wife.
"Covington police Col. Spike Jones said Turk walked up to Kroening's parked car and shot him before shooting himself.
"`It's horrible, absolutely horrible. This stuff doesn't happen,` Jones said. `It is absolutely inconceivable that someone would put their children through that, and it's something that we're fortunately not familiar with in our city. It is shocking to the conscience.`
"Kroening was pronounced dead at the scene.
"Medics took Turk to UC Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead."