Man shot at Taco Bell in Grayson; suspect arrested

CARTER COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 2/20/18 @ 10 p.m.
One man is in jail and another is in the hospital after a shooting at a Taco Bell in Grayson.

The suspect, 32-year-old Albert Callihan, is being held at the Carter County Detention Center. No bond was set.

After 2 p.m. Tuesday, emergency crews were called to Taco Bell on North Carol Malone Boulevard after reports of a shooting.

According to Grayson Police Chief Kevin McDavid, one man was shot twice in the body as he was waiting on his food. The victim was flown to St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington in serious condition.

The chief says Callihan left the restaurant but was arrested a little after 3 p.m. at his home on East Midland Trail.

Multiple customers and restaurant employees witnessed the shooting, according to the chief, and were able to provide a description of the suspect, who was not wearing a mask or attempting to conceal his identity.

The chief says it's believed Callihan and the victim had an argument shortly before the shooting.

"It's my understanding that maybe some of the altercation or some of the exchanging of words took place maybe somewhere on North Carol Malone Boulevard, maybe while they were traveling," the chief said.

Several schools and businesses were put on lockdown.

East Carter High School junior Kirstin Estep was late arriving for her job next to the crime scene because of the incident.

"it is a really crazy situation to see something like that happening in your hometown, and to see that you really can't trust anyone any more," she said.

Officials with the Grayson Police Department, Carter County Sheriff’s Department and Grayson Emergency Management responded to the scene.

East Carter Elementary School, East Carter Middle School and East Carter High School were on lockdown for a while. Bill Baumgardener, Director of Student Services at Kentucky Christian University, says KCU was alerted, but never put on lockdown.

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