UPDATE: Man shot on South Limestone, foot amputated


Police and firefighters respond to reports of a shooting near the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Limestone Street in Lexington, Ky., after the University of Kentucky’s victory over Kansas in the NCAA Basketball Championship game on 4/3/12. Photo by Mike Weaver

By Kayla Phelps

A shooting occurred on South Limestone between Virginia and Washington avenues shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday, said Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts.

Harrold Calloway, 31, was shot in the foot after getting into an altercation with another man, she said. His foot was amputated on Tuesday at UK Chandler Hospital.

Calloway has outstanding warrants in Indiana, and when he recovers he will be arrested on drug trafficking charges, Roberts said.

She said he got into a verbal altercation with someone, and it “escalated from verbal to physical, and then the suspect shot him.”

Around 2:15 a.m., police reported shots fired.

Luke Glaser, features editor for the Kentucky Kernel, witnessed the shooting.

He said a man fired seven to eight shots at two men before fleeing. One was hit.

The victim immediately collapsed on the sidewalk directly in front of the walkway up to the building, though he appeared to be conscious. Glaser said the man was groaning and slowly rolling around on the ground.

The shooter, who was wearing a baseball cap and long pants, fled behind the Thomas D. Clark building, Glaser said.

Police and fire officials were nearby and offered assistance, Roberts said.

Hundreds of people were in the area at the time of the shooting, said Ed Davis, Lexington fire battalion chief.