March 10, 2014 12:40 PM
The Franklin County woman serving a 20-year sentence after admitting to accidentally shooting an elderly woman in the head has asked for shock probation.
According to the State Journal, 38-year-old Mona Lisa Maupin shot at her neighbors' trailer in September of 2012 hitting a woman in the head.
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February 27, 2014 11:49 AM
A man was sent to the hospital with gunshot wounds after a shooting involving state troopers in Pike County.
Kentucky State Police say they responded to a call of shots fired at a home on Right Fork Island Creek Wednesday night, where 53-year-old James D. Sallette came out of... more »
February 10, 2014 5:25 AM
A woman suffered a gunshot wound to the head when somebody fired multiple shots into a Lexington home early Monday morning.
Police responded to a house on Ash Street around 3:30 a.m. Police said the shooter fired up to ten shots and several of them struck the home. Officers... more »
February 4, 2014 6:13 AM
The two men who were shot in Lexington early Tuesday morning are expected to be OK.
One person was found shot at Glenn Place, between Bryan Avenue and North Limestone, around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday. That victim was taken to UK Hospital by EMS.
Another victim showed up at... more »
January 27, 2014 11:37 AM
The man who was considered a person of interest in a shooting investigation in Corbin has been found dead.
The Corbin Police Department said Eric Taylor was found deceased in Gray, in the same Jeep that witnesses reported he fled in after the shooting incident.
Taylor was listed... more »
January 21, 2014 12:58 PM
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Officials at Purdue University in Indiana say there is no ongoing threat on campus after a shooting was reported in a classroom building.
A Twitter post from the university says people may resume normal activities on the campus.
Purdue spokesman Greg McClure tells... more »
January 20, 2014 11:52 AM
A Lexington neighborhood is on-edge as the search continues for whoever shot three people Sunday night on Florence Avenue.
Some of the crime scene tape was still out on the scene a day after several shots were fired hitting three men around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. One of the men... more »
January 16, 2014 11:36 AM
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say juvenile charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon have been filed against a 12-year-old New Mexico boy suspected of opening fire on classmates in a Roswell middle school.
State Police Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez Thursday confirmed three charges have been filed against the... more »
January 15, 2014 11:37 AM
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) - A Florida sheriff says a retired Tampa police officer's praiseworthy career doesn't offset the severity of the charge that he shot and killed another man after an argument at a movie theater over texting.
Curtis Reeves, 71, is charged with second-degree murder in the... more »
January 8, 2014 4:52 PM
The defense for a man accused of murdering his girlfriend and leaving her in the garage of her home in March of 2013 claimed in court Wednesday she was the aggressor.
In Wednesday afternoon's status hearing, the defense argued that Jeffrey Jackson should not face prosecution because he was... more »
December 20, 2013 11:17 AM
Police say a man shot and killed a pit bull after his German Shepherd was attacked in his backyard Friday morning.
Police say two stray pit bulls attacked a one-year-old German Shepherd that was chained up in the backyard of a home Lin Wal Road.
According to Animal... more »
December 18, 2013 1:29 PM
A man charged with shooting a police officer at the Stanford Walmart has pleaded guilty and mentally ill.
Police say Jackie Murphy shot an officer in August 2012 after he was caught shoplifting.
He was charged with wanton endangerment.
His sentencing date is Feb. 14, 2014.
December 17, 2013 10:42 AM
The teen shot to death in a Louisville alley Monday night has been identified.
The Jefferson County Coroner's Office say Cortez Keith Randolph, 17, was found dead in Louisville's Russell neighborhood around midnight Monday.
Officials say he lived with his grandmother and was on his way home when... more »
December 16, 2013 10:30 AM
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Colorado's governor has asked the nation for prayers for the 17-year-old girl who was critically wounded by a classmate at her suburban Denver high school.
Gov. John Hickenlooper also credited security procedures adopted after the 1999 massacre at nearby Columbine High School for helping put... more »
December 13, 2013 7:03 PM
A man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend's father and trying to break into the family's home confessed to a Lexington judge Friday.
20-year-old Edgar Vieyra stood before the judge in a courtroom, and after a long pause...
"Yes, Your Honor," he responded.
Vieyra entered an open plea... more »
December 12, 2013 7:06 PM
The gas station where a clerk was shot and killed earlier this week briefly opened for business Thursday afternoon.
The Marathon gas station on Alexandria Drive opened its doors for business around noon, but just a couple of hours later, the store owner decided to postpone the re-opening until... more »
December 11, 2013 8:37 PM
Kentucky State Police have arrested a Knox County man they say shot another man in the face Wednesday evening.
Police have arrested 87-year-old Fred Meyer and charged him with assault first degree.
Police say 50-year-old Chris Dinkins was sitting in his vehicle at Meyer's home, along with a... more »
December 9, 2013 10:36 PM
Lexington Police are searching for a person of interest seen on a surveillance camera after a clerk was shot and killed at a gas station Monday afternoon.
The robbery and shooting happened at the Marathon gas station on Alexandria Drive shortly after 3 p.m. Monday afternoon. Police say they... more »
December 9, 2013 9:09 PM
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A man was charged with reckless homicide Monday following the fatal shooting of an Indiana teenager hailed as a hero in 2010 when she helped save two children who fell into an icy reservoir.
Aubrey Peters, 16, was pronounced dead at St. Vincent Hospital in... more »
December 9, 2013 4:19 PM
Officials say a man was shot to death at a Lexington gas station Monday afternoon.
The incident happened just before 3 p.m. on Alexandria Drive. Police say the victim was a clerk at a Marathon gas station and was shot during a robbery. Police say the victim, who they... more »
December 5, 2013 6:56 PM
Two recent homicides at Diva's Gentleman's Club on Russell Cave Road - and a rash of shootings and stabbings in the last few years - have made the adult nightspot synonymous with violence in Lexington.
However, LEX 18 Investigates has learned it may actually be among the safest strip... more »
November 19, 2013 9:45 PM
A man is in critical condition after police shot at him at almost the same time the suspect fired a shot at himself.
Investigators say troopers went into a home on South Main Street in Muldraugh with several other agencies to check on a man living there.
Soon... more »
November 13, 2013 8:37 PM
An argument outside a Lexington strip club turned deadly Wednesday morning, when a gunman fired shots, killing a 33-year-old man.
The mobile crime lab spent all morning processing evidence outside Diva's on Russell Cave Road, but it was a find in the afternoon, that may be their biggest break... more »
November 11, 2013 6:26 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Police will assess security after a shooting at a popular ice rink in midtown Manhattan, though the park where the gunfire rang out is generally very safe, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said Monday.
Meanwhile, the suspected 16-year-old gunman was awaiting arraignment, accused of shooting two... more »
November 8, 2013 4:33 PM
A Lexington couple calls it a case of mistaken identity - someone fired a bullet into their apartment while they were inside.
The terrifying situation unfolded Friday morning on Cambridge Drive. The couple and three young kids were sitting on the couch watching TV, when all of a sudden,... more »
November 5, 2013 8:52 PM
Danville Police have arrested a man they say was involved in a shooting Tuesday afternoon.
Charles E. Hampton of Stanford was arrested in connection to a report of shots fired on Caldwell Street and Proctor Street near Danville High School Tuesday around 5:00 p.m.
Witnesses told police two... more »
November 5, 2013 7:59 PM
Tuesday was a much quieter day on the campus of Tates Creek High School after police say they've gotten to the bottom of vicious rumors about a school shooting. Police have charged two teens in connection with the scare perpetuated over social media.
Former Tates Creek High School student... more »
November 4, 2013 9:13 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Transportation Security Administration officer who was wounded in a gunman's deadly attack at Los Angeles International Airport is speaking out for the first time.
Thirty-six-year-old Tony Grigsby was shot twice in the right foot during Friday's attack. He walked with a cane Monday as... more »
November 4, 2013 6:29 PM
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A defense attorney says an Ohioan who believed his wife was getting sicker "mentally snapped" and shot her to death as she lay in a hospital's intensive care unit.
The attorney told a jury in Akron on Monday that nothing in John Wise's past would've... more »
October 30, 2013 9:01 PM
Four adults and two juveniles have been arrested accused of taking part in the deadly drive-by shooting of a one-time high school football standout in Northern Kentucky.
Covington Police say 18-year-old Hassan Abdullah, 19-year-old Reginald Bates, and 18-year-old Eugene Smith were arrested Wednesday night held on murder charges. A... more »
October 30, 2013 7:09 PM
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) - Bryan Sweatt was in the middle of a custody fight with his girlfriend over their 7-month-old daughter and facing a burglary charge that could put him in jail for years.
His girlfriend's father had warned him to stay away from his house and the dirt... more »
October 22, 2013 7:30 PM
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Students cowered in fear and pleaded for their lives as a 12-year-old Nevada boy went on a schoolyard rampage with a handgun he brought from home, waving the weapon at frightened classmates and shooting a math teacher in the chest on a basketball court.
The... more »
October 17, 2013 8:31 PM
Investigators have upgraded a charge against a man accused of shooting into a car at a Richmond gas station.
One of the charges against 21-year-old Stewart Ballew has been upgraded to attempted murder.
Police say Ballew had a specific target in mind when he fired shots outside the... more »
October 15, 2013 10:09 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Two Memphis police officers were shot and wounded Tuesday as they tried to arrest a man who barricaded himself in a home later engulfed by flames, authorities said. They added the man's body was later found in the charred and smoldering home.
The Commercial Appeal... more »
October 14, 2013 9:06 PM
A woman accused of shooting her half-sister over an argument on Facebook has pleaded not guilty.
Ankara Alvarado has pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder. Sheriff's Deputies say Alvarado and Arica Woodruff got into a feud last Wednesday ending with Woodruff shot in the head. Woodruff... more »
October 11, 2013 6:40 PM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - A small-town pastor charged with gunning down three people at a central Kentucky pawn shop wasn't at the store on the day of the slayings, his attorney said Friday.
Kenneth Allen Keith, who is facing three counts of murder and one count of robbery, was in... more »
October 10, 2013 8:35 PM
PARIS, Texas (AP) - Emergency personnel responding to a 911 call found four men who had been shot to death at a house in northeast Texas, police said Thursday.
The four victims were found in a front room of the Paris home, each with gunshot wounds, police Chief Bob... more »
October 9, 2013 5:26 PM
Danville Police have arrested a man they say is in involved in the triple murder at a Danville business last month.
The suspect is 48-year-old Kenneth Allen Keith, a pastor at Main Street Baptist Church in Burnside, Ky. Police say on Wednesday, they searched the church and the parsonage... more »
October 9, 2013 4:57 PM
Charges against two of three men involved in an apartment shooting in Boyle County have been dropped.
Patrick Brand, Quinterious Collins and Cedric Thompson were charged with three counts of attempted murder for the Aug. 4 shooting at Patrician Place in Danville.
Charges against Brand and Collins were... more »
October 9, 2013 12:52 PM
The man shot by state troopers in Clark County Wednesday is in serious condition at UK Hospital.
32-year-old Joel Naselroad is charged with two counts of wanton endangerment of a police officer.
State troopers and Clark County deputies were called to Naselroad's home on Cole Road Wednesday for... more »
October 8, 2013 6:19 PM
Once framed by a white Pickett fence in a quiet neighborhood in Manchester, the Smith residence is now draped in caution tape - what's left behind from the crime scene that was Monday evening.
State police say Beverly Smith shot her husband, Douglas Smith, after she says she was... more »
October 8, 2013 12:51 PM
Police are searching for a man they say fired shots at two men during a robbery in Lexington.
Police say two men were walking down Elm Tree Road after they had left a store in the area, when they were robbed by a man at gunpoint.
According to... more »
October 8, 2013 11:20 AM
A Clark County man is recovering in the hospital following an officer-involved shooting.
Kentucky State Police say they were with Clark County deputies on a drug investigation on Cole Road around 10:30 Tuesday morning outside Winchester when the shooting happened.
Investigators say they were acting on a tip... more »
October 7, 2013 9:04 AM
Deputies in Knott County shot and injured a man Sunday evening.
Deputies were called out around 6 p.m. Sunday to Steer Fork Road in the Mallie community on a complaint of an alleged intoxicated person who was firing shots and making threats toward family members. They say when they... more »
September 30, 2013 6:54 PM
Officials say Winmark Emanuel was arrested Monday on four counts of assault 2nd in relation to a shooting on Dalton Court in Lexington last week .
Officials say they believe three people were hit in the shooting, but none had serious injuries. Two were transported to the hospital and... more »
September 27, 2013 9:51 PM
It's been a grief filled week for Tony Hockensmith whose brother and sister-in-law were found murdered inside their Danville pawn shop last Friday.
Police continue to search for who shot Michael and Angie Hockensmith, along with business client Daniel Smith.
While police continue to search for clues, family... more »
September 24, 2013 8:07 PM
A Laurel County grand jury indicted the man who says he killed his wife because she asked him to.
Deputies say Ernest Chumbley shot his wife, Virginia, in their home the morning of August 28.
Investigators say Chumbley called 911 admitting that he had done it.
He... more »
September 24, 2013 6:44 PM
The case of a Knott County man is now in the hands of the grand jury.
Rocky Wicker Junior is accused of fleeing from police and possession of a controlled substance, as well as a firearm.
Wicker's father, Rocky Wicker Senior's case was sent to the grand jury... more »
September 24, 2013 6:06 PM
Police were on the scene of a shooting incident in Lexington Tuesday evening.
The shooting happened at about 5:30 p.m. at a home on Dalton Court. Officials say they believe three people were hit, but none had serious injuries. Two were transported to the hospital, a third person did... more »
September 23, 2013 7:38 PM
Lexington Police are still searching for the man they say shot and killed someone at a strip club this past weekend.
Detectives have issued a warrant for 27-year-old Joshua Lee Tevis, also known as Joshua Lee Manuel.
Investigators say Tevis gunned down 22-year-old Johntel Crocker at Diva's early... more »
September 17, 2013 8:39 PM
MELK, Austria (AP) - Austrian police hunting for the killer of four people found the charred body early Wednesday of what they believe was the gunman after pushing through a wall into a smoke-filled hidden basement on the farm grounds the suspect had holed up in.
Regional police spokesman... more »
September 17, 2013 7:11 PM
KOLLAPRIEL, Austria (AP) - A gunman in Austria killed four people, including three police officers, and fired sporadically at police on Tuesday after barricading himself in a farm building, officials said.
After a 12-hour standoff, police stormed the building with body armor and assault weapons and were searching for... more »
September 17, 2013 6:17 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A sobbing woman pleads for police to "please hurry" because a man was breaking into her front door during a 911 call recorded moments before a responding officer shot and killed the unarmed man outside.
The unidentified woman kept repeating "Oh, my god! Oh, my... more »
September 10, 2013 3:33 PM
Lexington police are still searching for a group of people involved in a shooting Monday afternoon. They say a man was shot and seriously wounded around 4:45 p.m. in a driveway between two houses on East Loudon Avenue. He was taken to UK Hospital for treatment.
As for the... more »
September 3, 2013 4:05 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Police in coastal Florida are investigating after they say a mother shot her 17-month-old daughter and then turned the gun on herself.
A Sarasota police officer reported going to the family's home Sunday morning and hearing the father repeat, "She shot our baby."
A... more »
September 3, 2013 2:30 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis teen who police say studied close-combat battle tactics and sharpened his knife the night before he fatally stabbed his high school principal pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday.
Eduardo Marmolejo, 18, told Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward that he accepted a plea... more »
September 3, 2013 1:09 PM
Jeffrey Scott Frump's girlfriend says this was the second time she had to call police on him. But she never imagined when she called 911 Monday night that things would turn deadly.
"This makes twice. This is the second time the law has had to come out and get... more »
September 3, 2013 12:19 PM
Police have arrested the man they say fired shots at a group of people last week.
The shooting happened last Wednesday afternoon on Woodhill Drive near Peachtree. No one was hit, but a woman told police Deshawn McMullen got out of an SUV with a gun, fired several shots... more »
August 30, 2013 1:52 PM
Two people are dead after a shooting in Clark county after what investigators are calling a murder-suicide.
The shooting happened shortly afte one o'clock Friday at a home in Winchester, where Clark County Sheriff Purdue says a husband and wife got into an argument, then the husband pulled a... more »
August 26, 2013 7:50 PM
Police have arrested a man they say fatally shot a man at a Domino's Pizza store in Bowling Green after robbing the business.
20-year-old John Paul Shobe was arrested and charged with homicide and robbery after a search at his apartment on Rock Creek Road led officers to believe... more »
August 14, 2013 6:57 PM
On his own front porch, 45-year-old Mark Mattingly was shot multiple times Monday night at around 7:30 p.m. at a home off Martin Luther King Boulevard in Lebanon.
"I was at home, with my kids, and we all heard 3 loud gunshots, then I thought of Mark; he collects... more »
August 9, 2013 9:27 PM
A woman is in critical condition after police say she was shot several times in Lexington.
Police say the shooting happened at Swahili Elks Lodge on Versailles Road around 8:15 p.m. Friday night.
According to police, Wendell Dixon, who was formerly in a relationship with the woman, came... more »
August 8, 2013 10:22 PM
"Forgive your enemies, it messes with their heads," is the mighty message printed on a sign at a church just feet from where State Police say an argument between friends ended with gun fire.
Police say they're still not sure what started the argument that ended with one man... more »
July 19, 2013 8:10 PM
A man cleaning his gun in Lexington accidentally shot his neighbor's home.
The incident happened Friday afternoon on Moss Bridge Way. Thankfully, no one was hurt. But it was a close call.
Leslie Tracy's day started just like any other, until she suddenly heard a noise. "I actually... more »
July 12, 2013 6:37 AM
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - A community foundation tasked with dividing up donations received after the Connecticut school shootings made preliminary recommendations on $7.7 million that call for giving $281,000 to each of the families of the 26 children and school educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last year. The... more »
July 9, 2013 8:54 AM
An argument, apparently over 89 cents, led to gunfire in the parking lot of a Lexington gas station Tuesday morning.
Police say they got a shots fired call from the Speedway at Georgetown Street and New Circle Road just after 4 a.m. Surveillance video shows two men pulling up... more »
July 5, 2013 8:24 PM
In Nancy Spark's family room you'll find a sign that reads "Home is where your story begins."
And Spark's latest story begins, more specifically, in the room next door, where there is a hole made by a bullet.
Danville police were called to Fox Harbor Drive about shots... more »
July 1, 2013 11:59 AM
A 6-year-old girl was shot and killed by her 4-year-old brother in an accidental shooting in Christian County on Sunday.
The girl was flown to a hospital and taken off life-support Sunday night hours after the accident.
Hopkinsville Police say the children's grandfather had pulled his pistol out... more »
July 1, 2013 6:48 AM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - More than six months after losing their loved ones in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, families say dealing with questions over how to distribute the millions of dollars sent to help Newtown heal is instead causing them more pain. How much should go to... more »
June 27, 2013 7:55 PM
JACKSON, Ohio (AP) - Preliminary autopsy results indicate a 12-year-old boy shot his 9-year-old half brother and then shot himself at their grandparents' home in southern Ohio, the county coroner said Thursday.
Each boy had a gunshot wound to the head, Jackson County coroner Dr. Gregory P Hawker, told... more »
June 14, 2013 9:32 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville police were searching Friday night for a man they said shot his girlfriend and her three teenage daughters at an apartment complex and then fled the scene barefoot. Police said in a news release that 39-year-old Earnest Woodley, who also goes by Earnest Moore, is... more »
March 22, 2013 8:58 AM
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - The parents of one of the 20 first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre say they had an emotional meeting recently with the killer's father and expressed condolences to each other, but they're not angry at him and don't believe he should be blamed... more »
December 24, 2012 12:59 PM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Police in southwestern Jefferson County are trying to find out who shot and killed a 19-year-old man in the middle of the afternoon in a parking lot near a busy intersection. Shively Police Department Sgt. Josh Meyers told WAVE-TV that a gray car pulled up to Kenneth... more »
November 6, 2012 9:26 AM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Three people have entered guilty pleas in connection to a double fatal shooting in Louisville. The Courier-Journal reports that the pleas on Monday came as the three were set to face trial in the 2009 fatal shootings of 50-year-old Diana Wood and her son, 29-year-old Steve Wood... more »
September 17, 2012 4:51 AM
A neighbor found a man beaten and shot at a Lexington apartment complex early Monday morning.
Police say the neighbor heard a gunshot around 1:15 a.m. outside the apartment building on Cummins Court, just off Village Drive. When she walked outside, she found a man with a wound to... more »
August 9, 2012 11:57 AM
Kentucky State Police troopers shot a man, and another person was found dead inside a home Thursday morning in Pulaski County.
Police say troopers went to a home in the Nancy community to investigate a domestic dispute. When troopers arrived, they heard a shot inside and a man came... more »