Police: Former Valvoline contractor fires shots at company's headquarters

Posted at 1:07 PM, Jan 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-17 16:03:25-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A former Valvoline contractor was arrested Tuesday morning after firing shots at the company's headquarters.

Lexington police say they received a call at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday for a report of shots fired at Valvoline Headquarters. Police say an ex-contractor, identified by police as Juan Ramos, entered the building and tried to steal a TV, but was told to leave. He then went across the street and fired six shots, according to police.

No one was hurt and there is no property damage. The suspect was later arrested on Palumbo Drive.


Ramos is charged with first-degree burglary and first-degree wanton endangerment. He's being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.

Valvoline issued the following statement on the incident:

"Valvoline is, and has always been, a safety-first culture. Our security team was quick to call Lexington Police who responded swiftly after gunshots were heard close to our world headquarters. And while none of our employees were in imminent danger early this morning, we remain grateful for the actions of the Lexington Police Department and our internal security team. As the investigation goes on, we will continue to cooperate fully with Lexington police."