After two Lexington police officers shot a motorist on Thursday night, the Kentucky State Police are conducting an investigation into the incident.
According to a press statement issued by the Lexington Police Department, the officers were responding to a complaint that had been received at 9:20 p.m. regarding an inhabited stolen car that was rumored to contain a handgun.
According to the police, the individual operating the car disobeyed verbal commands given by the officers and brandished a handgun in the direction of one of the policemen. The cops fired their firearms, striking the driver, who was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.
The policemen were not hurt in any way. In accordance with the protocol of the department, they recorded the incident on their body cameras. The Critical Incident Response Team of the Kentucky State Police is in charge of the investigation into the incident. In addition to this, the Public Integrity Unit of the Lexington Police Department will carry out an internal investigation.
Officers are on administrative leave until the conclusion of the investigation. The officers and the suspect were not named in any public statements made by the police.