Domestic dispute unfolds at nursing home

A man is being held on a $10,000 bond following a domestic dispute at a nursing home in Covington, Kentucky.

Luke Gamble, 22, entered Providence Pavilion with his 15-month old son. He threatened to shoot people if his child’s mother, an employee, didn’t talk with him.

The building administrator stayed with the employee on the fourth floor and called police. “He’s texting her telling her she needs to come down now or he will shoot up people. He does have a gun. He’s a parolee. They’ve had past domestic situations,” according to released transcript of the 911 call.

Covington police said every officer on duty in the city responded to the scene. Once spotted, police said the active shooter situation turned into a foot pursuit. Gamble ran through the building with his son, then handed him to someone else and tried to run away. The child was not hurt.

“It turned out well but it definitely had the potential to be a very bad situation,” said Covington Police Assistant Chief Brian Steffen to Cincinnati NBC affiliate WLWT.

Police did not find a gun after taking Gamble into custody. Police said they didn’t think Gamble’s intention was to hurt anyone but to get the mother to talk with him.

Gamble was charged with resisting arrest and wanton endangerment. If convicted, he faces a penalty of 6 years in prison. Police also said Gamble had a warrant for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. 


Topics: Executive Leadership , Facility management , Risk Management