GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Georgetown Police spent roughly four hours investigating a scene at the Georgetown College athletic complex, after a football player at the school was shot in the leg.
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, Georgetown Police received a call to respond to the scene for a possible stabbing. When they arrived, they found a much different situation -- a student-athlete with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Initial reports from Georgetown College officials said that it was a possible ricocheted shot that hit the victim. However, police say it was a direct hit from a .40 caliber pistol, being held by Terrence Boyd, a former basketball recruit at the school.
Police say Boyd and his friend, the victim in this case, were walking back from a party on campus when Boyd pulled the gun out and began playing with it.
"At some point around the baseball field, Mr. Boyd produces a firearm and is playing with the slide and the gun accidentally discharges shooting him in the leg," Capt. Robert Swanigan, of Georgetown Police, tells us.
Boyd is being held in the Scott County Detention Center charged with first degree wanton endangerment. He declined our request for an interview.
An official with Georgetown College says there is a strict no firearm policy here on campus, however, they're waiting until the police report is finished before deciding if any disciplinary action will be taken.
Police say think think Boyd was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol when the gun was fired.