Suspect in custody after standoff on Pleasant Point Drive in Lexington

Published: Mar. 10, 2021 at 11:30 AM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - There was a heavy police presence along Pleasant Point Drive in Lexington late Wednesday morning.

Police were asking anyone still inside a house to come out with their hands up. Our crew was on the scene when police went in through the front door with ballistic shields up as they went inside.

When they exited the house, our reporter did not see anyone else come out with officers. We’ve heard from neighbors that police had already taken one person out of the house before officers went in again.

The only details police would give at this time about what happened is that they were helping Kentucky State Police serve a warrant at the home and an arrest connected to that warrant was made.

Though officials have not confirmed a connection between the two, we do know Lexington police have been helping KSP in the investigation into a Lexington man who was found in a burned car in Bourbon County.

The Bourbon County coroner identified the body as 38-year-old Lazarus Parker. The coroner said he died from a gunshot wound and he was shot before the car was set on fire.

According to police, that murder happened in Lexington.

Again, officials have not confirmed a connection between that investigation and Wednesday’s arrest.

We are working to get more information.

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