Monday authorities confirmed that Zachary Flower died in a double shooting in Madison County, but they remained tight-lipped about a second victim, Kevin Price's condition. Now Price's mother tells NEWSFIRST her son remains in critical condition at UK hospital.
Price's mother says the public should know that her son continues to fight for his life. She tells NEWSFIRST he's stable but remains critical after more than twelve hours of surgery.
In an electronic frame around her favorite photo of her son, a simple, sweet message: "Hey, mom, guess what... I love you."
The sound of her son's voice is all the more precious to Angela Geddes in the wake of his shooting Monday. The incident that killed Zachary Flower also sent Kevin Price to the hospital where Geddes says he remains in critical condition. "When I was out there," Geddes said, "I was talking to him real loud last night, and I noticed tears coming out of his eyes, and I was wiping his tears, so I know he heard what I was saying."
Police arrested Matthew Denholm for the attack on Flower and Price, who were roommates. Since the shooting, Geddes says her son's other roommate described to her in detail what happened. "Well the guy comes around and goes up, and he kicks the door in," Geddes said of the events that were described to her, "Flower was on the couch. He got up, and he tried to keep the guy from coming in, and he was already in, and he shot Flower. He blew his hand off."
"When he put the gun around this way," Geddes continued, gesturing over her left shoulder, "that's when he shot Kevin, and he noticed that Flower wasn't moving and shot him again execution-style. And then he ran."
Geddes says she's grateful police caught their suspect, but she wants to make sure he's charged not only for the murder of Flower but the attempted murder of her son. "It wasn't just an assault. He tried to kill Kevin, just like he did Flower."
Price's mother tells us he will go back into surgery Wednesday to repair internal injuries from the gunshot. She says at this point it's uncertain whether he will be able to keep his right leg.