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Man Charged In Fatal Bar Shooting Pleads Not Guilty

Posted at 3:07 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 17:22:54-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– The man accused of killing one person in a shooting at a Lexington bar pleaded not guilty in court Friday afternoon.

Larry Walters has been out on bond following the shooting last month. He sat in the front row for his court hearing as he waited to be called.

Police say an altercation back in April, between 69-year-old Walters and 68-year-old James Terry, led to the shots being fired at Uncle 7’s Bar off Clays Mill Road.

Stevie Roop, a man who often came in to help out with chores in the bar, was also shot and severely injured.

He spent a month in the hospital with severe injuries after a bullet punctured his liver and lungs.

Walters was indicted last week on charges of murder, first-degree assault, four counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, and first-degree criminal mischief.

Walters’ attorney has previously told the court that Walters is a veteran who is being treated for a cyst on his brain, diabetes, and several other medical conditions.