Scott County

Georgetown man charged in double shooting

A Georgetown man was charged with two counts of attempted murder Wednesday after a shooting at his ex-girlfriend's home in Scott County, police said.

Jason St. Clair Wilson, 26, became angry late Tuesday when he looked through a window at the home of ex-girlfriend Stephanie Buchanan and saw her with another man, said Georgetown police Chief Greg Reeves.

"It appears that's what set things in motion," Reeves said.

Wilson has three children with Buchanan, 25. Those children were in the house at 102 King George Drive in Georgetown, along with another child and four adults at the time of the shooting. All the children are 3 to 5 years old.

Buchanan was shot in the left hip and was being treated at University of Kentucky Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

A man who tried to help when Wilson attacked Buchanan's male friend was shot in the face, Reeves said. Darryl Brown, 18, was taken to UK Hospital.

Both victims were listed in fair condition Wednesday afternoon.

Buchanan's male friend was not injured.

Wilson is charged with first-degree burglary, a Class B felony; six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony; and two counts of attempted murder.

Reeves said Wilson was at the house because one of the children recently had a birthday.

Police said it appears friends had gathered at the house and were watching television.

Wilson called his mother before he kicked in the front door, Reeves said. He told his mother what was happening and said he would "take care" of the situation.

Wilson started fighting with Buchanan's male friend, Reeves said.

He then left the house, got a handgun from his vehicle and entered the house a second time, Reeves said. The firearm malfunctioned when Wilson first tried to shoot Buchanan's male friend.

Buchanan's friend and Brown wrestled with Wilson in the living room, but people scattered from the living room when Wilson fixed the gun and fired again, Reeves said.

Wilson continued down a hallway, firing at least seven rounds in the house.

He shot Brown and Buchanan in a bedroom, Reeves said.

Reeves said Wilson walked outside the house and saw an off-duty sheriff's deputy, who lives nearby, driving by and stopped him to say he had just shot someone in self-defense. He ran back into the house as the sheriff's deputy and a victim in the house called police about 2 a.m.

Wilson's father arrived at the scene before police and took the handgun from his son.

Police shocked Wilson's father with a Taser when the father met police at the door while holding the gun.

Wilson tried to escape through a window, Reeves said, but was caught quickly by police. He was being held Wednesday at the Scott County jail on a $200,000 cash bond.

Wilson's arraignment is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday.