Man arrested after shooting on Liberty Road

By Jennifer Hewlett

Justin C. Wright

An 18-year-old man was arrested on several charges Tuesday after an apparent shooting at Liberty Heights Apartments at 1749 Liberty Road.

Justin C. Wright, who had a gunshot wound to the hand, was charged with wanton endangerment, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a controlled substance. Police also had warrants against Wright for fleeing and fourth-degree assault and other misdemeanors, which had been on file for weeks, said Lexington police Lt. Melissa Sedlaczek.

Police were called to the Liberty Heights Apartments shortly after 5 p.m. after someone reported shots being fired, she said. Officers went looking for a vehicle thought to have been involved in the case — a red Jeep Cherokee.

A vehicle matching that description was stopped at Winchester Road and Strader Drive. Wright was driving; a passenger apparently fled from the vehicle and was never found. Police found a gun inside the Jeep Cherokee, Sedlaczek said.

Wright was treated at Central Baptist Hospital and discharged. He was booked into the Fayette County Detention Center late Tuesday night, she said.

Reach Jennifer Hewlett at (859) 231-3308 or 1-800-950-6397, Ext. 3308.
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