Victim's Friend Arrested After New Year's Day Shooting

2009 got off to a deadly start in Lexington.

A man was found shot to death just after three New Year's morning, at a home on Southpoint Drive, near the Jessamine County line.

Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn tells 27 NEWSFIRST there were three men inside the home at the time of the shooting; 27-year old Robert J. McAlpin was shot and killed. The coroner says McAlpin died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Police arrested 28-year old Steven Wigginton for second degree manslaughter. Police say Wigginton and the victim knew each other, and were mishandling the gun when it went off.

Wigginton is in the Fayette County Detention Center.

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