LPD: Suspect in shooting that paralyzed 11 year old, possibly involved in another shooting


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) –  According to the Lexington Herald- Leader – the suspect accused of shooting at a home on Carneal Road, paralyzing an 11-year-old girl may have been involved in other crimes that evening.

During a court hearing Tuesday morning – A Lexington Police detective testified that Carlos Jenkins, 23, could have been involved in another shooting and hit-and-run.

- Advertisement -

Jenkins’ is accused of firing several shots at a home filled with adults and children during a sleepover birthday party for Amya Catching.

As ABC 36 previously reported — Catching who is now 12-years-old was injured in the shooting, paralyzing her from the chest down.

Following the shooting on Carneal Road, police were called to another shooting on Walden Drive. According to the Herald-Leader — the detective testified that a blue hatchback backed into another vehicle at a Thorton’s gas station then took off.  Detectives testified that a witness began to follow the hatchback to get a plate number then stopped when a passenger fired several rounds in the witness’ direction.

Police determine the shell casing from that scene matched those found on Carneal Road. Witnesses also identified a blue hatchback leaving the scene after the shooting on Carneal Road.

According to court documents –Jenkins is charged with  complicity to first-degree assault, tampering with evidence and 10 counts of wanton endangerment.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that more charges may be filed against Jenkins’ whose case was sent to the grand jury.