LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The suspect accused of shooting a man outside a Lexington strip club pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the case.
Authorities arrested 24-year-old Austin D. Schooler on Monday and charged him with first-degree assault in the case. Schooler’s next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 25.
Lexington police also said Tuesday that the man wounded in the incident is alive.
While his condition was not immediately disclosed, Sgt. Aaron Greenleaf said he was stable.
Officials said police were called out about 7:15 a.m. Monday to the parking lot of Platinum Dolls, 1101 E. New Circle Road, where they found the male victim with a gunshot wound.
Police described the victim as a white male, possibly in his 30s, and said he had been shot in the face.
Police said the man was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.
Authorities said the case remains under investigation and urge anyone with information to call Lexington Police at 859-258-3600.
Schooler was being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.