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Three arrests made after building evacuated in Lexington

Published: Dec. 28, 2020 at 2:02 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Three men have been arrested and charged with fleeing police. This comes hours after two of the men had barricaded themselves in a building on North Eagle Creek Dr.

The area was surrounded by dozens of police and emergency response units.

Eventually, we saw two men, one in a black hoodie and one in a grey hoodie, brought out in handcuffs and placed into the back of two separate cruisers.

Police say these three men were reportedly acting suspiciously in a parking lot of an apartment complex in the Mount Tabor Road area.

When police tried to stop them, they fled in a car. Then they hit two other cars while trying to flee police at Man O War and Blazer.

Police say they arrested one man who was taken away in an ambulance. The two other men ran from police on foot and barricaded themselves in a building.

Police also told us a man was seriously hurt after being shot inside his vehicle in the Woodhill Center parking lot around 1:00 this afternoon. That’s an hour before police got the call of suspicious activity. But police did tell us they are not connecting these three men with that shooting at this time.

“The first suspect we took into custody, we saw him hop into the backseat of a car. He looked like he had something in his hand. He hopped into the backseat of the car. The car fled from the officers when they tried to initiate a traffic stop then the car wrecked. The three occupants fled on foot and ended up over here in this area,” Lt. Ronald Keaton said.

We are still working to learn more about the afternoon shooting and the arrests here this afternoon.

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