Posted: Jan 29, 2013 7:30 PM by Josh Breslow
Updated: Jan 29, 2013 7:30 PM
Investigators are releasing new information about a weekend shooting in Lexington that killed one man and left another man fighting for his life.
The shooting happened Sunday around 2:30 a.m. along Bolivar Street near Tolly Ho Restaurant.
Frankfort Police arrested 21-year-old Dynell Stewart on Monday night, charging him with two counts of assault and wanton endangerment. He was later charged with murder Tuesday after investigators say one of the victims, 23-year-old Allen Smith died at UK Hospital from his injuries.
Lexington Police released additional information about the shooting Tuesday afternoon in a news conference. They said Stewart, the suspect, was in a vehicle on Bolivar, when he shot into another vehicle with three people inside. Two of the men were hit and a third person in the car drove the victims to a hospital.
Investigators said it did not appear that Stewart knew the victims, but added that they would not classify the shooting as "random."
A spokesperson for Kentucky State University told LEX 18 that Stewart is a current student at the university and a former football player for the school.
School officials released a statement Tuesday afternoon reading: "We understand that Dynell A. Stewart, a student at Kentucky State University, has been charged with one count murder, one count assault and one count wanton endangerment by the Lexington Police Department. At this time, the university is at the beginning of conducting its own investigation. Our sympathy goes to the family of the victim who has died because of this tragedy. Also, we furvently hope for the full recovery of the second victim."
Police have not released the name of the second shooting victim. He is said to be at UK Hospital in "serious" condition.
Funeral arrangements for Smith are pending.