Police: Toyota Employee Shot Near Plant

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Georgetown police said a temporary employee at Toyota was shot near the plant while on break Monday night.

According to police, it may have started with a robbery prior to the shooting. They said the man was driving on an access road near Toyota when he was approached by a person in another vehicle. Police said the victim and the other person argued, a gun was drawn, there was a struggle and the victim was shot in the side. Police said the victim had a gun of his own and returned fire. Police do not believe the other person was hit.

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The victim left the scene and went back to Toyota, where police were called.

The man was taken to the University of Kentucky hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Toyota said the plant was never on lockdown.



They also said the victim is a member of Kelly Services Staffing and works in the Powertrain facility.

Police are still searching for the suspect.