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Lexington Standoff Ends Peacefully; Man Arrested

Posted at 10:40 AM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 12:39:13-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Lexington said an hourslong standoff ended peacefully Sunday after shots were fired on the city’s south side.

Clint Davis

Police said they took Clint Davis into custody around 10:30 a.m. He will be charged with wanton endangerment, officials said.

Authorities said the incident began after reports of shots being fired near Spangler Drive.

Just after 4 a.m., Lexington police responded to the area. Officials said a man who lives on Backhand Court apparently stepped outside his home and fired the shots.

It was unclear if police were able to make contact with the man. A LEX 18 crew witnessed the use of a robot but it was not immediately disclosed whether the emergency response team were talking with the man.

Police had asked nearby residents to shelter in place.