LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Lexington that left a 23-year old man wounded, according to Lexington Police.
Investigators say shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, a Lexington Police officer was responding to a report of a residential burglary on Patchen Drive near Richmond Road.
Police say the officer tried to make a traffic stop on a car with a man and woman inside. Investigators say as the officer approached the car, the man who was driving jumped out of the car and took off running.
Police say the officer chased the man and shots were fired. They say the man suffered gunshot wounds to his lower body. Investigators say the man was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. His name wasn’t released.
Police say the officer was not hurt. Investigators say a gun, believed to belong to the man who was shot, was found at the scene.
The incident is being investigated by the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team.
The Lexington Police Department’s Public Integrity Unit will conduct its own internal review, in accordance with the department’s post-shooting investigations.
The officer involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative assignment pending the outcome of the investigation, which is standard procedure anytime an officer is involved in a shooting.