LEXINGTON, Ky. — Lexington police say they made more than 50 arrests during raucous celebrations after the Kentucky men’s basketball NCAA championship victory over Kansas.
Police Chief Ronnie Bastin said Tuesday that people arrested Monday night were charged with offenses that included disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.
He says more than 15,000 to 20,000 fans filled the streets. Dozens of small fires were set, and police say one man was shot when gunfire broke out and later had to have his foot amputated.
No arrest has been made in the shooting. Bastin says police will continue to investigate crimes that occurred and asked for the public’s help in identifying suspects by visiting http://www.idthisperson.com .
Bastin says the majority of fans were responsible, friendly and cooperative and represented the city and team well.