Lexington police say they are looking for a man who allegedly fired shots at several people Wednesday afternoon shortly after being released from jail.
Police identified the shooter as DeShawn McMullen, 20, who faces charges of wanton endangerment, menacing and violating a Kentucky emergency protective order.
Police said McMullen got out of a black SUV on Woodhill Drive about 3 p.m. Wednesday and fired shots at several people. No one was hit, and McMullen drove away in the SUV, officers said.
Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said McMullen had been released from the Fayette County Detention Center earlier Wednesday. Roberts said she couldn't reveal the reason he was being held.
While he was in jail, McMullen sent threatening messages to a woman who had a protective order against him, Roberts said. When McMullen stopped his SUV on Wednesday on Woodhill Drive, he apparently confronted the woman, leading to an altercation that eventually involved other people, Roberts said. Shots allegedly were fired.
McMullen is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who knows his whereabouts should call 911 immediately, Roberts said.
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