A man was shot Tuesday afternoon on Cobyville Court, but it is he, not the gunman, who is facing charges.
Lexington police Lt. Jackie Newman said the shooting happened about 4 p.m., when a man went to the home to pick up his children from their grandmother.
Newman said the children’s mother didn’t want them to go with him, and a physical altercation ensued between the two parents.
The grandmother tried to break up the fight, but when she was unsuccessful, she went into the house and got her fiance.
Newman said the children’s father used a skateboard to break the windows out of the mother’s vehicle and said he was going to get a gun from his own vehicle.
He came back with a cellphone, but the grandmother’s fiance thought it was a gun.
“Believing that he has a gun, (he) shoots him with a shotgun,” Newman said. “The suspect in the shooting is not facing any charges.”
Newman said the man was hit with buckshot, most of which went into his leg. He was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
He faces charges of fourth-degree assault involving domestic violence, trespassing and criminal mischief.