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Man wanted by FBI no longer believed to be in Lexington area

Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 2:33 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - UPDATE: The FBI says they believe Cotton is no longer in the Lexington area.

ORIGINAL: The FBI is looking for a wanted man after a shooting in Lexington.

According to the FBI, they were in the process of serving a fugitive warrant on Antonio “Tony” Cotton when the FBI exchanged gunfire with Cotton in the area of Eastland and New Circle.

An employee at the nearby Mi Mexico Restaurant told us a bullet shot right past her at the cash register.

They say Cotton was able to get away.

The FBI says Cotton was wanted out of Detroit on an armed robbery charge.

Lexington police say they are currently focusing the search in the Idle Hour Park area. Police are asking anyone between Liberty Road and Richmond Road to be on the lookout Cotton.

The FBI says Cotton is armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Cotton’s whereabouts should contact the FBI immediately at 502-263-6000.

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