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Arrest made in off-campus UK party shooting incident

Josh James

Investigations into a shooting incident at a party attended by University of Kentucky students are ongoing.

Lexington police believe two uninvited guests showed up at a party on University Avenue and after an argument, at least one shot was fired.

"One shot was fired in the residence, resulting in one individual being shot in the leg, and then shrapnel from the round hitting the concrete struck another 10 individuals that sustained minor injuries."
UK Police Chief Joe Monroe

All students are expected to recover.

A suspect, Jason Almanza-Arroyo, was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree assault, and public intoxication.

While the suspect is not a UK student, university spokesman Jay Blanton says the school will be conducting its own side-by-side investigation.

"We have a Code of Student Conduct that applies both on campus and off campus," Blanton explained. "Our Dean of Students Office and our Office of Student Success will be conducting their own review parallel to the police investigation that is going on."

Anyone with information regarding the shooting case is being asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.