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Suspect shot by Lexington police identified

Published: May. 1, 2021 at 11:20 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police is investigating a shooting that involves a Lexington police officer.

Lexington Police say they received a call around 5:30 p.m. Saturday about a report of shots fired in the 600 block of Marshall Lane. They say while officers were responding, they received additional calls about a subject outside of a home shooting a gun.

According to officials, a Lexington Police officer arrived at the home and saw gunfire. They say a 21-year-old man fired a weapon at the officer and the officer returned fire.

The 21-year-old man was hit. He’s been identified as Ryan Jones. Police say Jones sustained a serious injury to his front shoulder. He was treated on the scene before being taken to the hospital. The officer was not injured.

WKYT spoke with witnesses in the area who saw the scene unfold, hearing the shots and seeing the man being put in an ambulance.

Police charged Jones with burglary, nine counts of wanton endangerment, and nine counts of kidnapping. Additional charges are pending.

The Lexington Police Department says the officer who shot Jones was wearing a body camera. Police have not said if the video will be released to the public.

The involved officer has not been identified. The department said the officer will be placed on administrative assignment pending the outcome of the investigation.

The incident is being investigated by the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team and LPD’s Public Integrity Unit will conduct an internal review of the incident.

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