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Investigation Underway Of Officer Involved Shooting In Lexington

Silas Walker @ kentucky.com

A suspect is in stable condition after being shot Wednesday afternoon by a Lexington police officer who was helping the U.S. Marshals Service serve an arrest warrant. Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers said the 31-year old man was wanted in a Lexington homicide case and has been served with warrants for murder and a felon in possession of a firearm.   

The Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team is investigating and the Lexington Police Department’s Public Integrity Unit will conduct an internal review.

Chief Weathers said the officer is being placed on administrative assignment pending the outcome of the investigation which is standard procedure. Weathers would not say at this time if the suspect was armed, who fired shots first or what specific procedures were followed.

Police body cameras were worn and operating.  Footage can be released to the public but that decision has to be made by the Kentucky State Police and the prosecutor’s office.