A Lexington man was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon on charges that he shot a man who was with his former girlfriend.
Lexington Police arrested David Lamar Lyons, 22, about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at Bishop Drive and Radcliffe Road, just off Russell Cave Road.
Lyons was taken to Fayette County jail on charges of assault, wanton endangerment, burglary and tampering with physical evidence.
Lyons is suspected in the March 3 shooting of Phillip Collins at Fox Run Apartments, 1840 McCullough Drive. Police said Collins, who had been shot once in the chest, was found in a doorway talking on his cellphone.
According to an arrest warrant, Lyons had split up with a woman at the apartment days earlier.
The warrant says Lyons entered with a key and found the woman in the back bedroom with a man. He returned about 20 minutes later with a handgun and walked down the hallway toward the bedroom. The woman tried to stop him, but he allegedly put her in a headlock and fired at the man on the bed, according to the warrant.
The round struck Collins in the chest and exited near his spine. Then, Lyons allegedly demanded that Collins empty his pockets. The wound was not considered life-threatening, police said later.
Lyons then turned the gun on the woman, but she broke free and he struck her in the face, causing a cut to her face, according to the warrant.
Lyons left and then allegedly threw the gun in the reservoir at Richmond and New Circle roads.