UPDATE: (03/12/19 2:30 P.M.)
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The man accused of shooting and killing one man, and injuring another has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.
Court officials say Larry Walters will have a ankle monitor until his next hearing. Walters is on house arrest and will be given random alcohol tests.
He is on a $75,000 full cash bond.
UPDATE: Lexington Police say they’re now investigating a homicide after one of two shooting victims died Tuesday morning.
Charges have been upgraded for 69-year-old Larry Walters, the man Lexington Police say shot and killed 68-year-old James Terry.
Police say the two got into a physical fight around 4 p.m. Monday inside the bar when Walters displayed a handgun and began shooting. The suspect fled the scene but was caught shortly after and arrested.
Terry died from injuries sustained during the shooting. An additional victim also received a gunshot wound and is currently in stable condition at a local hospital, according to police.
Walters is charged with Murder, Assault 1st, 4 counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st, and Criminal Mischief 1st.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling 859-258-3600.
Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.
UPDATE: (03/12/19) – One of two people shot inside a Lexington bar Monday afternoon has died.
The Fayette County Coroner says 68-year-old James Terry died Tuesday as a result from his injuries at UK Medical Center.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Two people were shot inside a Lexington bar Monday afternoon and one man has been arrested in connection to the shooting.
Police say they got a call just before 4 p.m. about a shooting at Uncle 7’s Bar & Grill off Clays Mill Road near Jessie M Clark Middle School.
Police were told one person was shot and hiding in the restroom.
One witness, though, was complaining about back pain. Police say he thought he had hurt it while ducking for cover. Then, someone noticed blood on his shirt and realized he had been shot too.
His 70th birthday just a little over two weeks away, Larry Walters was booked into jail.
Police won’t confirm yet if he is the one who fired the shots at the bar.
They just say the suspect ran away and then, officers arrested him at his home.
Police didn’t find Walters too far away from the bar, a three minutes’ car ride over on Galata Drive.
Both victims were taken to UK hospital and are in stable condition.