Versailles man, 26, killed, wife wounded in Lexington shooting

vhoneycutt@herald-leader.com and kward1@herald-leader.comJune 21, 2014 

A Versailles man died and his wife, who had been celebrating her birthday at Austin City Saloon, was wounded in a shooting early Saturday at the Woodhill Shopping Center.

The man, Jonathan Thomas Price, 26, died at 2:01 a.m. at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, according to the Fayette County coroner's office.

His wife, Megan Price, was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound. Lexington police Sgt. Pete Ford said she was shot in the leg.

The shooting occurred in a parking lot at 1:29 a.m. at 2350 Woodhill Drive, the address for the shopping center.

Police Lt. Raymond Roller said he did not know what led to the shooting.

Police were looking for a black man with shoulder-length dreadlocks who was wearing a white T-shirt and carried a silver handgun, Sgt. Jesse Harris said. The man fled on foot after the shooting, Harris said.

According to Facebook pages for the couple, Jonathan Price was a Marine. He graduated from Woodford County High School in 2006, Herald-Leader archives show.

His wife is a hairstylist at Posh Salon and Spa. Salon manager Tonya Taylor said Megan Price and friends had gone to Austin City Saloon for her birthday.

"It was a big birthday celebration," she said.

Taylor said salon employees had spent Saturday back and forth between the hospital and the salon.

"It's been a rough day," she said.

Valarie Honeycutt Spears: (859) 231-3409. Twitter: @vhspears

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