A man was shot in the back early Saturday by another man who said he caught him breaking into his vehicle.
Lexington police have not charged anyone in the case, but charges are possible against both parties, police Lt. Hunter Faulconer said.
He said police were called to a home in the 100 block of Chelan Drive at 12:45 a.m. about a "larceny from an automobile in progress."
"Our initial call indicated that the suspect was being detained," Faulconer said.
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But when police got there, the thief was gone. The resident of the house said he had fired a shot at the man, but he didn't know whether he had hit him.
Faulconer said the man showed up at a hospital at 1:35 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the lower back. The wound was not thought to be life-threatening.
Police took two reports: one regarding the theft and another for assault, Faulconer said. He said police think at least one item was taken from the vehicle.
"This is all under investigation to determine what charges," he said, adding that there are two suspects, "but we also have two victims."