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Police: Lexington detective injured after being hit by car during investigation

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Posted at 5:39 PM, Jun 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-18 09:07:02-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — UPDATE (as of 6/18 at 8:55 a.m.): Lexington Police announced Saturday morning that two arrests had been made in an incident that left an LPD detective hurt after being hit by a car.

Brandi Langston, 36, was charged with 2nd Degree Assault – Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, 1st Degree Fleeing and Evading Police (Motor Vehicle), and 3rd Degree Criminal Mischief.

Brandi Langston, picture courtesy: Lexington Police Department

Robert Langston, 44, was charged with 2nd Degree Assault – Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, 1st Degree Fleeing and Evading Police (Motor Vehicle), 3rd Degree Criminal Mischief, 3rd Degree Terroristic Threatening, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon, 1st Degree Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, 2nd Degree Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card ($1,000<$10,000).

Robert Langston, picture courtesy: Lexington Police Department

Both are currently being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.

ORIGINAL STORY: A detective with the Lexington Police Department is recovering after being hit by a car during an investigation.

Police say the detective was investigating a tip about the location of a suspect wanted for fraud. They say they received a tip about the location of wanted suspect at around 1:00 p.m. Friday afternoon. When a detective followed up on the tip, they located the suspect in a vehicle on Hagerman Court, near the downtown post office.

According to the Lexington Police Department, the suspect got out of the vehicle and threatened the detective while holding a gun. A physical altercation occurred before the suspect returned to the vehicle, which was being driven by another person, and they fled the scene. While fleeing, the vehicle struck the detective.

The detective was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made at this time, but all suspects have been identified, and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with additional information about this case 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, or through the P3 tips app.