LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two people are in the hospital, including a Lexington Police officer, following a shooting late Wednesday night.
According to Lexington Police, an officer was shot on West New Circle Road near Deja Vu nightclub around 11 p.m. Wednesday.
Still a very active scene outside the Deja Vu nightclub on New Circle Rd. Police say this is where three officers shot at a person after they accelerated their car at them. One officer was shot but should be okay. The driver was also shot and taken to the hospital. @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/CwGK1kqerZ— Evelyn Schultz (@EvelynSchultzTV) September 29, 2022
Officials say officers found a car connected to a robbery in the area. The driver of the car started speeding toward the officers who opened fire, shooting the driver, according to police.
UPDATE: @lexkypolice say an officer and a suspect have been shot in some sort of incident outside Deja Vu. Both are at the hospital. Police aren’t releasing info about what led to the shooting, but a witness said she saw officers chasing a vehicle before the shooting. @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/n6yCjR2t2G— Sean Moody 🎥🎙📝📺 (@SeanMoodyNews) September 29, 2022
In the process, one of the officers was shot and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the car is in critical condition and was also taken to the hospital.
This shooting is under investigation.
The officers involved will be placed on administrative assignment based on the outcome of the investigation.