When two men tried to rob another man Wednesday night on Hawkins Avenue in Lexington, the intended victim fired back, according to police.
A man had been driving earlier in the night on Winchester Road when a woman asked him for a ride to Hawkins Avenue, according to police. The man agreed to take her there.
When they arrived, two men with handguns stepped into the road and stopped the victim’s vehicle, according to police. When the woman got out of the car, the two men pointed guns at the victim.
The victim tried to drive away, but the men fired shots at the back of his vehicle, which stalled, according to police. The victim then pulled out his own handgun and fired back.
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The woman and the two men ran away, according to police. No injuries were reported.
Officers were called about 11:30 p.m., and the victim was cited with loitering for prostitution purposes.