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Three teens charged in officer-involved shooting at Shell gas station on Newtown Pike

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Posted at 6:00 PM, Feb 09, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Lexington Police Department charged three teenagers in connection to the Saturday shooting that injured an officer on Newtown Pike.

LPD cannot release the identities of the minors but share their ages and charges.

16 Year-Old Male:

· Assault – 1st Degree - Police Officer

· Attempted Murder - Police Officer (3 counts)

· Wanton Endangerment – 1st Degree (5 counts)

· Possession of Handgun by Minor

· Carrying a Concealed Weapon

· Criminal Mischief – 1st Degree

· Trafficking in Controlled Substance – 1st Degree (with firearm)

· Trafficking in Marijuana (with firearm)

· Receiving Stolen Property (firearm)

17 Year-Old Male:

· Possession of Handgun by Minor

· Trafficking in Controlled Substance – 1st Degree (with firearm)

· Trafficking in Marijuana (with firearm)

· Receiving Stolen Property (firearm)

17 Year-Old Male:

· Possession of Handgun by Minor

· Trafficking in Controlled Substance – 1st Degree (with firearm)

· Trafficking in Marijuana (with firearm)

· Receiving Stolen Property (firearm)

All three minors are detained in a juvenile detention facility.

**ORIGINAL STORY**

An officer was injured during a shooting at a Shell gas station.

The incident happened shortly before 1:00 p.m. Saturday along Newtown Pike. Police say an officer saw four juveniles believed to be involved in a shooting from an earlier date. When the officer approached the juveniles, one fired a weapon at the officer that hit him. Another officer returned fire, but no one was hit.

Police say the officer was wearing a bulletproof vest which took the bullet. The officer was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. We're told he is in "good spirits" and he has spoken with his family.

Three juveniles have been detained and KSP's Critical Incident Response Team is handling the investigation. Police say a body camera was activated during the incident.

The officer will be on administrative assignment pending the outcome of the investigation, which is standard practice for the department.

Stay with LEX 18 for the latest developments on this breaking situation.