Updated 1 year ago
An arrest is made in a shooting that rushed two men to the hospital and led to a standoff situation on Cambridge Drive in Lexington. Lexington Police arrested 22-year-old Darryl Brown at UK Hospital around 7:30 Friday night. The twist in the story is Brown was one of the victims. He's now in jail, charged with assault.
"Two gentleman came past me outside the building. They went to a neighbor's building. Not even a minute later I heard a gun shot," says Anthony Vaughn, a witness.
It was around 2:30 pm. Vaughn saw a man stumble outside the building and collapse in the grass. Police say he'd been shot in the chest area.
"I can't believe it. It just happened a few seconds ago both of those guys walked past me, I couldn't believe it," said Vaughn.
Instead of running away,
"Me and two other ladies were holding him so he couldn't run. He wanted to leave, but we wouldn't let him leave. The ladies were holding a rag on him to stop the bleeding," says Vaughn.
Lexington Police and EMS find another victim, a man shot in the hand. That man, who police say is 22-year-old Darryl Brown, has his own ideas about who the shooter is. As they take him to the hospital, Police say he tells them the gunman is in an apartment in 1909 Cambridge Drive, and he's not coming out. The response is huge. The building is evacuated. Officers set up a perimeter and pull out all the stops, including the Emergency Response Unit, and robots.
"Their robot can be useful in a situation where we have to search and can't see. It offers us eyes and ears without putting our personnel in danger," explains Lexington Police spokesperson Sherelle Roberts.
After entering, they find no one inside the complex just after five p-m. Police say it appears Darryl Brown made up the story. Police say there's a big possibility the shooting was drug-related.
Police say the man who was shot in the chest is in critical but stable condition at UK Hospital. They have not released his name.