FBI looking for wanted man after exchange of gunfire in Lexington

Posted at 2:43 PM, Jun 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-25 00:23:42-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The FBI is looking for a wanted man following a shooting in Lexington.

The FBI says officers were in the process of serving a fugitive warrant on Antonio "Tony" Cotton in Lexington. Officers then exchanged gunfire with Cotton, and Cotton fled the scene.

The restaurant Mi Mexico appears to be part of the investigation.

Cotton's last location is Gatehouse Place off of Liberty Rd. The FBI and the Lexington Police Department have taped off a portion of the street. One car is covered in bullet holes.

He is armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on Cotton's whereabouts should contact the FBI immediately at (502) 263-6000.