Suspect in Lexington officer's shooting expected to be released

A man accused of shooting and injuring a Lexington police officer in 2009 is set to be released on bond.

Fayette Circuit Judge James Ishmael reviewed Marc Anthony Laquinn Buchanan's bond at a hearing Friday, setting it for $25,000 cash or $50,000 property bond. Buchanan's grandmother, Burma Fox, posted the property bond around 12 p.m. Friday, according to court records.

Buchanan, 27, is charged with first-degree attempted murder, fleeing and evading police, convicted felon in possession of a handgun and tampering with evidence after he allegedly shot officer Nicholas Whitcomb in April.

Ishmael set several conditions for the bond, including electronic monitoring and a nightly curfew. Buchanan must be supervised by family members at all times.

Tentative jury trial dates have been scheduled for Dec. 2 through Dec. 9.

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