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Woman shot, man surrenders peacefully after standoff on Bahama Road

Posted at 10:50 PM, Jul 28, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington Police are investigating a standoff that happened on Sunday night.

Police said they were called around 9:30 p.m. to Bahama Road near the Greenbrier Golf & Country Club for a woman who said her husband, Steven Meade, shot her in the leg. The wife also told police that she was standing at the end of her driveway waiting for police.

Officers told LEX 18 that she was able to get out of the house and she was taken to the hospital.

Police said her injury appears to be non-life-threatening.

There was a large police presence surrounding the home while officers tried to make contact with Meade around 10 p.m. According to police, Meade was inside of the home intoxicated with a firearm.

Police said Meade surrendered peacefully around 11 p.m.

Meade told police that his wife came home and found scratches on her antique furniture and claimed that he did it. Meade then claimed that he grabbed a small revolver that he keeps in his recliner and waved it in her direction, wanting to scare her by firing it to make a loud noise.

According to the arrest citation, Meade said that his wife had left the residence after he fired the shot and he was not sure if it had struck her or not. Meade told police that he assumed his wife went to the neighbor's house to call the police and that he did not call the police himself to report the incident.

No one else was hurt during the incident.

Meade was arrested in 2007 for fourth degree assault, pleaded guilty to harassment and received two years probation.