Police respond to domestic issue on Centre Parkway

Police will not call this a 'standoff' or 'barricade' situation
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Posted at 10:10 AM, Jul 02, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police responded to an early morning call about a potential hostage situation Tuesday.

It happened on Centre Parkway.

One man, Marquis Wheeler, was put into custody. Another person that police would like to speak with has not yet been taken into custody. Police tell LEX 18 that this was a domestic issue. Family members were able to get inside of an apartment and were able to get a female victim out of the home. Police say they took it over from there.

Three people shared the apartment, including the victim and her boyfriend. Police say that Wheeler was their roommate and was in possession of a gun during the incident.

No shots were fired and police say the man surrendered peacefully.