Two men are taken to hospital after shooting on Cambridge Drive

jkegley@herald-leader.comOctober 26, 2012 

Lexington police charged a man in a shooting on Cambridge Drive on Friday that left a man in critical condition and caused a standoff that lasted more than three hours.

Darryl Brown, 22, is charged with first-degree assault, Lt. Dean Marcum said.

Brown was one of two men taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with gunshot wounds after the shooting at the Winding Brook Apartments, a group of three-story brick complexes in the 1900 block of Cambridge at the corner of Oxford Circle.

When police arrived shortly after 2 p.m., they found Brown outside with a gunshot wound to the hand, police said.

Later, officers found another man with a life-threatening gunshot wound to the torso, Lt. Chris Young said. The man was in critical condition Friday night.

Brown told police the shooter had barricaded himself in an apartment 1909 Cambridge, Marcum said. Police called for the Emergency Response Unit tactical team.

Officers evacuated neighbors, closed streets and formed a perimeter around the complex. Just before 6 p.m., officers entered the apartment and found no one inside.

Later, police gathered enough evidence to charge Brown with the shooting, Marcum said. He said it was unclear whether Brown's wound was the result of the victim returning fire or whether it was self-inflicted.

Marcum said he did not know what led to the shooting. He said the two men met in the parking lot and had some type of disagreement.

Brown was lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center on Friday. His mug shot shows him wearing a hospital gown.

Josh Kegley: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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