Crime

Man shot outside Lexington apartments in robbery, then drove to gas station for help

A man was shot during a robbery outside a Lexington apartment off Woodhill Drive early Monday morning.

Around 3:30 a.m., a man was walking to his car at an apartment complex, 300 at the Circle Apartment Homes, when he was approached by a man with a gun, according to police. The suspect took the victim’s wallet and phone and fired several shots in his direction, police said.

One of the shots grazed the victim, who drove to a nearby Thornton’s gas station to call for help, according to police. The man who was shot was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries, police said. One of his car windows was also damaged by gunfire.

The victim told police the suspect is about 5 feet 8 inches tall, in his 20s and wearing a blue University of Kentucky sweatshirt with black stripes.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call police at 859-258-3600.

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to 274637. Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

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