LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A antheral has been arrested and is facing charges successful transportation to a late-night shooting Wednesday astatine a location enactment adjacent the University of Kentucky's campus.
Lexington constabulary and UK constabulary responded to reports of shots fired connected University Avenue astir 11:52 p.m. Wednesday. Officers with the Lexington Police Department and UK constabulary responded to the country and recovered a pistillate suffering from a gunshot wound. UK constabulary accidental the pupil was changeable successful the leg.
Ten different individuals were transported to UK infirmary for insignificant injuries. Police accidental shrapnel deed the concrete, starring to the insignificant injuries.
Police accidental 3 radical are successful custody, nary of which were UK students. UK officials accidental each 11 radical who were injured are UK students. Authorities besides recovered 2 firearms astatine the scene.
19-year-old Jason Almanza-Arroyo was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree battle connected a bid officer, and intoxicant intoxication successful a nationalist place.
According to an apprehension citation, officers were called to University Avenue instantly aft the shooting occurred. Officers study they recovered the fishy nether the power of intoxicant portion successful possession of a loaded firearm.
Almanza-Arroyo's apprehension citation states that erstwhile helium was placed successful handcuffs, helium became assertive and "extremely disorderly," concerning a ample fig of radical successful the area. The fishy past purposely spit successful an officer's rima portion they were speaking with him, according to the citation.
One of the victims told officers that Almanza-Arroyo pointed a weapon astatine him erstwhile the unfortunate asked him to permission the party. The unfortunate aboriginal positively identified the fishy arsenic the 1 who pointed a weapon astatine him.
Almanza-Arroyo is presently detained astatine the Fayette County Detention Center.
UK spokesperson Jay Blanton says officials with the Dean of Students responded to the country arsenic well. They volition beryllium conducting their ain reappraisal of what happened. The assemblage volition besides summarize what they cognize and constituent students to enactment services they whitethorn request pursuing the shooting.
I americium profoundly grateful that the students impacted by past night's incidental are harmless and did not prolong life-threatening injuries. While this occurred disconnected campus, @UKPolice and Student Success responded instantly and proceed to enactment our students.— Eli Capilouto (@UKYpres) September 8, 2022
UK officials accidental the enactment was hosted by members of the Theta Chi fraternity.
The probe into Thursday's shooting is ongoing. Anyone with accusation astir this lawsuit is asked to interaction Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600.