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Lexington police: Man reached for gun after officer awakens him

Posted at 7:44 AM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 07:46:40-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police arrested a man early Thursday morning after they say he reached for a handgun when an officer awakened him.

Officials said 38-year-old Davon Gill was arrested.

Police were called out just after 2:30 a.m. to 6th and Ohio streets to reports of two people who were found unresponsive.

Police said that when officers woke up Gill, he reached for handgun on his hip.

There was brief struggle during which police issued a distress call to aid the officer, but it was quickly resolved.

Gill faces multiple charges and was being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.