Police arrest 5 teens after shots fired at Hamburg Meijer

Published: Feb. 22, 2021 at 11:04 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Five teenagers face charges after police say they fired shots at the Hamburg Meijer.

According to the Lexington Police Department, officers responded to the Meijer store on Paul Jones Way in Hamburg around 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22.

They said Loss prevention employees reported three juveniles hiding merchandise and leaving the store without paying for them.

When employees tried to stop them, the suspects fled in a Dodge Caravan, almost hitting one employee. As they drove away, one suspect shot a gun, shattering the door to the store. No one was hurt.

The suspects were found by police and the Dodge Caravan was determined to be stolen. After crashing into a pole on East Seventh Street, five teens tried to run, but were caught by police.

Officers found stolen goods inside the vehicle.

The teens, ranging in age from 15 to 17 years old, face numerous charges including robbery, fleeing and evading and possessing a handgun as a minor. The suspects’ names aren’t being released due to their age.

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