UK Police Issue New Campus Safety Alert

Contact: Carl Nathe

 

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Suspect 1: Male, Hispanic, last seen wearing a dark hoodie.
Suspect was armed with a dark colored 9mm handgun.

Suspect 2: Male, Hispanic, last seen wearing a dark hoodie.
Suspect was also armed with a handgun.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2004) -- The University of Kentucky Police Department has issued a “Campus Safety Alert” following a series of armed robberies and one shooting which occurred in areas near the campus early Sunday morning, Jan. 18.

On Sunday at around 2:15 a.m., a UK student reported that he had been shot. The shooting occurred in the area of Audubon and Forest Park near the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. The victim and a passenger, also a UK student, were in a motor vehicle when an unknown male approached the passenger side of the vehicle and fired one shot through the passenger window, striking the victim. The suspect is described as follows:

Suspect 1: Male, Hispanic, last seen wearing a dark hoodie.
Suspect was armed with a dark colored 9mm handgun.

Approximately 35 minutes later, the same suspect was reported to have committed an armed robbery of a UK student in the 400 block of East Maxwell Street. The suspect robbed the victim of his wallet and brown corduroy jacket.

Less than 30 minutes after the second incident, a third incident was reported to occur on State Street when two Hispanic males robbed two UK students of a cell phone and a brown Carhartt jacket. One of the suspects matched the above description. The second suspect was described as:

Suspect 2: Male, Hispanic, last seen wearing a dark hoodie.
Suspect was also armed with a handgun.

Until the suspects are apprehended, UK Police remind all members of the campus community to take the following precautions to protect yourself:

  1. After dark, DO NOT travel alone. While on campus, use the campus bus service or the SGA Escort Service. Call the UK Police if these services are not available.
  2. Travel on well-lighted main thoroughfares with lots of pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic.
  3. Always be aware of your surroundings and any activity or persons that seem out of place.
  4. Only carry a minimal amount of cash.

If you are accosted, COMPLY with the demands of your assailant and report the incident immediately to police by dialing 911.

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact UK Police at 257-1616.


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