A Georgetown man was charged with assault and other crimes after he allegedly shot a man in a road rage incident on Saturday.
Lexington police arrested Sean Edwards Sampson, 30, of Georgetown, saying he was involved in a minor two-car accident at Iron Works Pike and Georgetown Road shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday. After the accident, Sampson got into an altercation with a family member of the driver of the other vehicle, according to police.
The report said Samuel Huff arrived shortly after the accident and got into an argument with Sampson. Huff punched Sampson in the face with a closed fist, the police report said, and Sampson then pulled a gun from his waistband and shot Huff in the leg.
WKYT-TV has reported that Huff is the father of the driver of the other vehicle, a woman.
Huff was taken to the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said Saturday.
While Sampson was searched at the jail, officers said they found a pill in his front pant pocket. Sampson allegedly admitted that the pill was Percocet, a controlled substance.
In addition to assault, he is charged with possession of controlled substances. Sampson will be arraigned Tuesday. He was being held at the Fayette County Detention Center in lieu of an $8,000 bond.