Nov 21, 2011 1:37 PM
Investigators on the scene of a fatal shooting in Berea Monday morning said the suspect in the shooting that left one person dead and another wounded has been arrested in Louisville.
So far, police have not released any other details in the arrest of Matthew Denholm, 27, who they say shot and killed one person and injured another in an apartment above a law office along Chestnut Street just after 7 a.m.
Police have not identified the victims, saying only they were both males. The injured man was taken to UK Hospital. No word on the extent of his injuries.
According to his uncle, Denholm joined the U.S. Army after graduating high school, and did some of the most dangerous work a person can do overseas, as he was responsible for disarming road-side bombs and explosives to clear the way for U.S. troops to get around.
Denholm served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, his uncle said. Matthew Denholm described the high-pressure situations he was in to his uncle as ones in which he wasn't entitled to make any mistakes. Still, Frank Denholm says that when he last saw Matthew, there were no signs that he was unstable.
"When he left, our local legion had a little luncheon for his going away party when he went in to service, and they had a reception for him when he came back," said Frank Denholm. "He seemed to be well-adjusted and talked to people alright."
Denholm added that he also gave his nephew a flag pin before he left for overseas, and still had it when he came back. Frank Denholm also says he hadn't been in touch with Matthew Denholm since Matthew moved away to Kentucky.
Police say Denholm worked as a public safety officer at Berea College. They say he also had an appointment scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. at the VA Hospital on Leestown Road in Lexington.
Berea College canceled classes Monday. The afternoon kindergarten and preschool at Shannon Johnson Elementary and Silver Creek Elementary have been cancelled. A lockdown has been lifted for Madison Southern High, Foley Middle, Farristown Middle, Shannon Johnson and Silver Creek.