Authorities in Lexington continue their search for the man who allegedly shot and seriously injured former Belfry football standout and current Eastern Kentucky student Cameron Catron.
The shooting took place this past weekend near the vicinity of Two Keys Tavern, a popular night club located near the University of Kentucky campus.
Catron, who played on four championship teams at Belfry from 2013-16, has been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit, his mother, Kimberly, confirmed to Mountain Top Media.
Police said the shooter and Catron were engaged in an argument when the suspect went to his vehicle, retrieved a gun and returned, shooting the victim.
Assistant Belfry Principal Matt Varney, who is also a member of the football coaching staff, said the incident was “an unfortunate scary situation.”
Varney said the fact that Catron is now out of ICU is a testament to all the prayers that have been going on from throughout the area. He added Catron’s pure physical and mental strength have played a big part in his recovery efforts.
“He is receiving outstanding care from the doctors there at UK Medical Center,” he added.
BHS Athletic Director and Coach Todd Cassell said Catron was always a leader in the locker room as well as on the field and was an excellent student as far as academics.
The shooting remains under investigation by Lexington Metro Police.