A man with a shotgun led Lexington police on a chase Wednesday afternoon after police received numerous calls about two incidents.
Police first got a call about a domestic violence altercation from which a woman escaped; a man fired a shotgun before fleeing, Sgt. Jackie Newman said.
The man then sped on Russell Cave Road toward downtown Lexington, running a red light and colliding with a sport utility vehicle at Russell Cave and New Circle. Police said a child younger than 2 was a passenger in the SUV.
The man and the driver of the SUV both got out of their vehicles and exchanged words, Newman said.
The man pointed a shotgun at the driver, then fled on foot as police arrived. Officers caught the man and recovered the shotgun in a nearby bush. The man is being held at the Fayette County Detention Center and faces charges including wanton endangerment.
The driver and the child in the SUV were not injured.
Police said they did not yet know the name of the man who had the shotgun because he carried no identification.
Justin Madden: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety