Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Lexington neighborhood, U.S. Marshals on scene

Posted at 12:10 PM, Jul 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-28 16:04:41-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened on Thirlstane Court on Wednesday morning. The shooting scene is outside of New Circle Road and not far from Kenawood Park.

The Lexington Police Department says they were assisting U.S. Marshals with serving a warrant to a 31-year-old man who was wanted for a Lexington murder.

Chief Lawrence Weathers says a Lexington police officer was involved in the shooting that injured the suspect. The suspect was taken to the hospital in "stable" condition. No one else was injured.


The suspect had also been served murder and felony gun possession warrants.

The officer who shot the suspect was wearing a body camera and the video is being reviewed. Kentucky State Police is handling the investigation.

The Lexington officer involved has been placed on administrative assignment pending the investigation.