LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX `18) — A 43-year-old man died following a shooting that involved Lexington police officers Sunday night.
The shooting happened right before 8 p.m. Sunday when officers were dispatched to Gay Place for an armed suicidal subject. While en route to the scene, they received an additional call of shots fired at the same location.
When police arrived, Chief Weathers says the man walked out of the home holding a handgun and a rifle. Police say he was ordered to put down the weapons, but instead, he opened fire.
Weathers says five Lexington police officers returned fire, striking the man. He was administered aid but died from his injuries.
Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers says police officers were involved in an officer-involved shooting. Says they were dispatched to Gay Place for call about “armed suicidal subject.” Says subject stepped out of home with handgun and rifle. He refused and fired at officers pic.twitter.com/xwHaVzWX9M— Mike Valente (@ValenteLEX18) March 28, 2022
The five LPD officers will be placed on administrative duty while the investigation continues. As is required by state law, Kentucky State Police will be involved in the investigation as well.
Chief Weathers says officers had their body cameras turned on during the incident.