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Funeral arrangements set for slain Tates Creek graduate

Funeral arrangements have been set for a former Tates Creek High School and University of Louisville football player who was killed in downtown Louisville early Thursday.

Visitation for Daniel Covington, 23, will be 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Southland Christian Church, 5001 Harrodsburg Road. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are being handled by Kerr Brothers Funeral Home on Harrodsburg Road.

Investigators have said Covington, who was driving with a passenger, was shot during a confrontation with two men in another car at a city stoplight. Covington was shot in the left arm and torso, according to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Rita Taylor. He was taken to University Hospital, where he died just after 3 a.m. Police said the shooting might have been in self-defense.

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