Two people, including Lexington police officer, shot near nightclub

Posted at 12:55 AM, Sep 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-29 09:45:59-04

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.

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.

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.