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Man dead in connection with ‘active police scene’ that shut down I-75 in Lexington

One person is dead after a police situation that led to Interstate 75 being shut down Monday.
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 12:33 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - One person is dead after a police situation that led to Interstate 75 being shut down Monday.

The interstate was shut down in both directions for about 45 minutes, between exit 99 and exit 104, for what police referred to as an “active police scene” along Athens Walnut Hill Pike.

Police say they were investigating a trespassing call involving a man and woman, who police considered suspects. When officers arrived, the situation escalated to a standoff with the man in a field that borders I-75.

Attempts were made to de-escalate the situation, but the coroner says the man shot and killed himself in the field.

The names of the people involved have not been released.

We know the second person distanced themselves from the situation and has been talking with police.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to call the Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com.

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