Man charged in Redding Road shooting

Carleton Taite/Fayette County Detention Center

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 36-year-old convicted felon is charged in connection with a parking lot shooting earlier this month that injured a teenager and threatened several others.

According to Lexington Police and Fayette County Detention Center records,  Carleton Eugene Taite is charged with second-degree assault, nine counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, trafficking in meth and Oxycodone, and possession of heroin.

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At about 10:50 p.m. on Sept. 30, police responded to the 400 block of Redding Road to a shots-fired call. Officers found a 16-year-old who suffered a minor gunshot wound and the Thornton’s gas station also had been struck by several shots, according to Sgt. Donnell Gordon.

The investigation led to Taite’s arrest.

Gordon said this is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information should call Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600.

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or