Police: Suspect in Richmond shooting claims self-defense

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police have a suspect in custody for a shooting in Richmond that left one man hospitalized.

The shooting happened Tuesday on Gibson Lane. The victim was found shot outside an apartment complex.

According to the Richmond Police Department, the suspect was believed to be driving a red Ford Mustang. They say their investigation led them to 21-year-old Corey Jones, of Richmond.

He was arrested Thursday morning.

Police say when they interviewed Jones, he admitted to shooting the victim, but says it was in self-defense.

Jones is charged with assault.

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