- Associated Press - Monday, April 20, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Two men charged in the fatal shooting of a University of Kentucky student last week pleaded not guilty Monday, as police arrested a third person in the case.

A 17-year-old was arrested in Lexington and charged with murder, robbery and tampering with evidence in connection with the death of Jonathan Krueger, the city said in a news release.

Officials did not release the teen’s name because he is a juvenile.

Police do not expect more arrests, the release said.

Earlier, Justin D. Smith, 18, and Efrain Diaz, 20, appeared briefly via video link from jail, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. Their lawyers entered the not guilty pleas during the appearance.

Smith and Diaz are charged with murder and robbery, and Smith is also charged with tampering with evidence.

Smith told a reporter Friday he didn’t kill Krueger, and Diaz said he was innocent.

Krueger, a junior who grew up in Perrysburg, Ohio, was walking with another man near campus around 2 a.m. Friday when he was shot during a robbery, the city said.

The other man told officials he managed to flee, found two men nearby and contacted authorities.

Police found Krueger lying in the street, and he was taken to UK Chandler Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about a half-hour later.

The coroner’s office said Krueger died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Krueger was photo editor for the UK campus newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel.

Preliminary hearings for Smith and Diaz are scheduled May 7.

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