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Shooting Victim Speaks Out About His Recovery

Posted at 6:17 PM, Apr 19, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– A man who was shot at a Lexington bar last month is now home from the hospital after a close brush with death.

Stevie Roop was one of two people shot the day police say Larry Walters got into a fight and opened fire, killing 68-year-old James Terry who later died at the hospital.

The shooting happened at Uncle 7’s Bar in south Lexington.

Roop spent a month in the hospital with severe injuries after a bullet punctured his liver and lungs. Roop, who family says has the mental capacity of a ten-year-old, is glad to be home.

He would walk to the bar every day to do Elvis impersonations during karaoke.

“I am feeling a lot much better. I just got out of the hospital, rehabilitation Cardinal Hill, come out discharged, came home lay in the bed, back brace on,” he said.

Roop told LEX 18 that Walters, a new patron, was bothering a woman when Terry tried to intervene.

“James told the guy to leave her alone, he kept doing to her. She looked at me and looked at him and said, ‘He’s got a gun, he’s got a gun,'” said Roop.

Saturday night, Uncle 7’s Bar is holding a fundraiser to help Stevie and James Terry’s widow with expenses.