GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Georgetown police have charged Terrence Jamal Boyd, 24, with first-degree wanton endangerment following what is being described as an accidental shooting on campus early today.
It occurred on property apart from main campus in a parking lot near the tennis courts of the college’s Athletics Complex at approximately 1:30 a.m.
Georgetown police Captain Robert Swanigan said two students were walking back to their residences from a party when one of the students drew a semi-automatic pistol and began working the handgun’s slide. The gun fired, striking the other student in the upper thigh and causing a through-and-through wound, Swanigan told the Georgetown News-Graphic.
Early reports indicated a bullet may have ricocheted after a firearm aimed at the ground was discharged, but Swanigan says there is no evidence to that effect.
The injured student was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington for treatment and released.
It has not been determined where the gun had been kept prior to the incident. The college’s student code of conduct prohibits firearms on campus and in residence halls and other buildings.
The campus was not put on lock-down.
Spring semester classes and final exams have ended and many students are in the process of leaving campus for the summer.
At a court appearance Thursday afternoon, bond for Boyd was set at $500.