Suspect sought in Monday assault, shooting

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington police are searching for a man suspected of assaulting a man an then returning two hours later and shooting him Monday afternoon.

According to a press release, 23-year-old William Bruce Cayson is wanted for first-degree and second-degree assault.

The incidents happened Monday afternoon in the 2000 block of Cambridge Drive near Versailles Road, according to police.

Around 2:45 p.m. Monday, officers responded to the area and spoke with a 31-year-old man who said during a dispute, Cayson struck him with a gun. Cayson left before officers arrived, police said.

At about 4:45 p.m., officers responded back to the 2000 block of Cambridge Drive to a gunshot victim lying on the ground. Th same man who reported the earlier assault had been shot and suffered life-threatening injuries, police said.

Cayson is the suspected shooter, according to police.

The victim remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, police said Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information on Cayson’s whereabouts is asked to contact police by calling (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

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