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Lexington Police Still Seeking Suspect In KFC Shooting

Posted at 9:01 AM, Oct 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-21 09:01:30-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police are continuing to search for a man who they say shot a worker inside a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on the city’s northeast side.

Lawrence Westbrook

Police say 18-year-old Lawrence Westbrook on Saturday morning entered the KFC near the intersection of Russell Cave and New Circle roads and tried to talk with an ex-girlfriend.

At some point, police say, Westbrook pulled out a handgun and fired eight shots toward the back of the restaurant.

Authorities said an employee was struck in the ankle and was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Westbrook fled before police arrived.

Police said Westbrook is black and was last seen wearing a black “bubble” coat, black shorts with white stripes and black shoes.

Lexington police are asking anyone with information on Westbrook’s whereabouts to call authorities.