FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Frankfort Police have formally charged 40-year-old Antonio Bolling in connection to Wednesday morning’s shooting death of Lexington resident, Coty Brumback. Bolling is also facing additional charges of animal cruelty and unlawful possession of a weapon as police say he also shot and killed the victim’s dog.
Captain Dustin Bowman of the Frankfort Police Department said eyewitness accounts of the events played a crucial role in the department's ability to make a quick arrest.
"We were able to follow up with some information we received, and through that developed a person of interest. After interviews and putting together some other pieces, we were able to develop enough probable cause," Bowman said.
The 24-year-old Brumback, was shot in a parking garage on Frankfort’s St. Claire street during an apparent altercation with Bolling.
Friends of Brumback met on Wednesday afternoon at Lexington’s Woodland Park to hold a vigil in his honor.
“Coty was the kind of person who would light up a room as soon as he walked in, said long-time friend Jon Dose, who added, if you weren’t having fun and Coty got there, you were (now) having fun!"
Bolling is being held at the Frankfort County regional jail while waiting for his arraignment.