Fraud suspect arrested after hitting detective with car

Lexington police officer struck by vehicle while investigating tip on fraud suspect
Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 5:42 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington Police have made an arrest in connection to an incident where an officer was injured.

Police said that around 1:00 p.m. Friday, the department received a tip about the location of a wanted suspect. Police said a detective followed up on the tip and found the suspect in a car on Hagerman Court.

According to police, the suspect got out of the car and threatened the detective while in possession of a gun. They said a physical altercation happened before the suspect returned to the car, which was being driven by another person, and fled the scene.

While the suspect was fleeing, the car struck the detective. The detective was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say they found the suspect at around 3:45 Saturday morning at the Motel Six off of Elkhorn Drive. They say that person is now in custody.

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