Lexington police will increase patrols around the University of Kentucky campus in response to the shooting death of a UK student last Friday.
Lt. Thomas Curtsinger told Urban County Council members Tuesday that patrols will be increased during times when there are a lot of UK students on the streets. "We are increasing patrols particularly in the South Limestone area in the peak hours," Curtsinger said. That's mostly Thursday night through Sunday, when many UK students walk to area bars.
Jonathan Krueger, a UK junior from Ohio, was killed early Friday while walking on Maxwell Street. Two men and a male juvenile have been charged in connection with Krueger's death. Krueger died of a gunshot wound to the chest in what police think might have been a robbery.
Council member Jake Gibbs, whose district includes the area where Krueger was shot, said he has received many phone calls from constituents who were worried about the shooting. Maxwell Street — which has a lot of off-campus student housing — is not known as a high-crime area.