LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Lexington Police Department announced on Thursday that it has charged a man in connection with a shooting that happened on Tates Creek Road. Joseph Ivy, 20, was arrested and charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st (3 counts), Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, Criminal Mischief 3rd (2 counts), Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Trafficking in Marijuana.
According to police, around 3:15 p.m. Thursday, January 14, officers responded to the intersection of Tates Creek and Rockbridge for a call of shots fired and a collision. Witnesses told police that one of the shooters got out of a wrecked car and fled on foot into a neighborhood. Following a foot pursuit, officers apprehended Ivy and located a firearm.
The preliminary investigation found that Ivy was in a car on Tates Creek Road when he and the occupants of another vehicle exchanged gunfire. Ivy’s car then struck an uninvolved vehicle, causing it to flip. The second vehicle involved in the shooting fled and has not been located.
At this time, it appears no one was shot during this incident, but the driver of the flipped vehicle suffered minor injuries from the collision. Two houses were also struck by gunfire.
Joseph Ivy is housed in the Fayette County Detention Center.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com.