NKY man arrested after shooting brother, sheriff’s office says

NKY man arrested after shooting brother, sheriff’s office says
David Kroth (Source: Boone County Sheriff's Office)

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (FOX19) - A man was arrested and charged Monday after shooting his brother twice.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to Phyllis Court in Hebron on Sunday after receiving several 911 calls that people were fighting and gunshots were heard.

Once on scene, deputies located shell casings in the roadway but did not immediately locate a suspect or victim.

The sheriff’s office said early Monday morning deputies received a report that a gunshot victim had arrived in the emergency room at St. Elizabeth in Florence.

Deputies say David Kroth, 34, admitted to driving the gunshot victim to the hospital and said he was playing with a gun when it went off three times, and his brother, 30-year-old Kaz Kroth, at was shot at least two times.

The sheriff’s office said David was intoxicated at the time and admitted to detectives that he was “being stupid, screwing around.”

Kaz was treated and released from the hospital.

David was charged with assault and alcohol intoxication in a public place.

He is being held at the Boone County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

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