Erlanger, KY – A manhunt is underway for a Kentucky fugitive who shot at police officers who were trying to take him into custody.
The incident occurred on the morning of June 6 when Lakeside Park-Crestview Hills police stopped a car in the Speedway parking lot in the 3200-block of Dixie Highway, WCPO reported.
The passenger in the vehicle, later identified as 27-year-old Jacob Ray Julick, jumped out and shot at officers.
Then he fled through the nearby AAMCO parking lot.
Officers searched the woods near the Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Public Library with dogs and drones but were unable to find Julick, according to WCPO.
Julick has been charged with two counts of attempted murder of police officers and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
The suspect’s mother has made a public call for her son to turn himself in, WCPO reported.
“Jacob, I love you. I have never given up on you. I need you to turn yourself in. I need you to get the gun, give it to the cops," Mary Julick told her son via television cameras. "Don't die on me. I love you. Turn yourself in, I'll be there for you when you get out.”
“I just need you alive, and I just need you to know that I love you and that you'll be safe once you turn yourself in,” the mother continued. “Please, son, don't die on me today. Just turn yourself in. Don't get killed. Just turn yourself in."
Police have said that Julick should be considered armed and dangerous and anyone who may see him is asked to call the police but not try to approach him, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
Authorities said Julick is a white male, five-feet-11-inches tall, weighing about 160 pounds.
He has multiple tattoos on his arms and neck including one that says “Cov. Honkey.”
If convicted on all charges, Julick is facing 20 to 50 years, or life in prison, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.