A small disagreement led to a man and his dog being shot in a Frankfort parking garage, police told WKYT, the Herald-Leader’s reporting partner.
About 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers found Coty Lee Brumback, 24, with multiple gunshot wounds on the second floor of the St. Clair Street parking garage after receiving reports of shots fired, Capt. Dustin Bowman said. The shooting was part of a recent increase in gun violence that also resulted in a homicide and injuries at a weekend park gathering.
CPR was used, and Brumback of Frankfort was transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center, where he died from his injuries, according to Bowman and the Franklin County coroner’s office.
Brumback’s dog — named Baloo, according to family — was also shot and killed, Bowman said. Antonio Bolling, 40, was charged with murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and cruelty to animals, police said.
Bowman told WKYT an “exchange of words” occurred before the shooting on the street. When Brumback left the street and went to the parking garage with his friends, Bolling followed and the altercation was “rehashed.”
The dog was shot first, then Brumback, Bowman told WKYT.
Friends of Brumback called him a “sweet soul” and an “amazing person.”
“I will miss you so much man,” Matthew Ward wrote. “Your smile and laugh will forever shine on. We lost a good soul.”
Molly Connolly added that Brumback “was truly a one of a kind person.”
Witnesses at the Brick Alley nightclub across the street from the garage were interviewed, according to the State-Journal.
The downtown parking garage, which is near the Franklin County court buildings, was back open Wednesday morning.
Bowman said that Wednesday’s shooting is not related to a shooting at East Frankfort Park on Labor Day that killed Anthony Hendrix Jr. Two others were also injured in the shooting Monday.
“These two events are simply tragic,” Bowman said. “We have no reason to believe there is any kind of connection. We don’t feel these isolated events take away from the safety of people in this town. Some type of disagreement took place in both events that escalated.”
For Brumback, a memorial gathering is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Clark Legacy Center on Versailles Road in Frankfort. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Franklin County Human Society, according to Brumback’s obituary.