University Avenue Shooting Investigation and Arrest

Jason Almanza Arroyo
Jason Almanza Arroyo

One person has been arrested following a shooting that occurred on University Avenue.

On September 7, 2022, at around 11:52 p.m., Lexington Police and University of Kentucky Police officers responded to the 200 block of University Avenue for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a female suffering from a gunshot. Ten other individuals were transported to a local hospital for non-gunshot related injuries. All injuries are reported as non-life threatening.

Jason Almanza-Arroyo, 19, was arrested and charged with 1st degree Wanton Endangerment, 2nd degree Disorderly Conduct, 3rd degree Assault (communicable fluid), and Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.  

Almanza-Arroyo is currently detained at the Fayette County Detention Center. Two arrests, unrelated to the shooting, have also been made and additional charges are pending.

The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at, or through the P3 tips app available at