Apr 27, 2013 10:37 PM
A woman is in the hospital and a man is dead following two related incidents in Lexington and Scott Counties Saturday morning.
Police say it started at a Lexington gas station and ended with a police chase up I-75.
For several hours, a portion of I-75 was a crime scene. Witnesses say a man and a woman came in Saturday morning, and there was an argument. Witnesses tell LEX 18 the man dragged the woman out to the parking lot, a witness tried to confront the man who pulled out a gun, eventually shooting the woman multiple times. "I just stopped for a little bit, thought wow this is unfolding right here on the highway," says Jim Gatriel, a trucker.
By the time Gatriel heard sirens, police were already in pursuit of 31-year-old Ronald Davis who was going north on I-75. A dozen miles and two sets of stop strips later, the chase came to an end.
The silver Nissan with Illinois license plates landed in a ditch. "He came out brandishing a weapon where a Scott County Sheriff's Deputy engaged him with his duty rifle, he was deceased at the scene," says Kentucky State Police Trooper Ronald Turley.
Jim Gatriel says he heard the orders from police for Davis to come out of the car with his hands up, followed by gunshots. "I'm not sure who fired the first shot but I'm sure police fired the last," remembers Gatriel.
I-75 near the Scott County exit was closed for several hours. Traffic was allowed to flow again around 2:00pm.
Police say the female victim, who was shot at the gas station by Ronald Davis, is in serious condition at UK Hospital.