Crime

Man shot Monday in same Lexington complex where another was killed during weekend

A Lexington man was shot in the elbow Monday night at the Appian Way apartment complex where a man was slain two days earlier.

Police investigating reports of gunshots in the area found the victim, identified in police reports as Reggie DeWayne Patton, being loaded into a car by relatives. They refused to let police or paramedics see the victim and were trying to drive him to a hospital themselves, police said.

Eventually they allowed an ambulance to take him to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition Tuesday.

Late Saturday, Napoleon Javon Johnson, 23, was shot in the neck at the apartment complex. His shooting also was not reported immediately — a relative brought him to Central Baptist Hospital, police said. He was transferred to UK hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:22 p.m. Sunday.

Police have not found his killer, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said Tuesday.

According to police reports, Patton was standing between two cars in a parking lot at the apartment complex Monday night when a man leaned over a fence surrounding the property and fired a gun three or four times.

Patton was hit in the arm. Police are investigating the case as a first-degree assault. No arrest had been made as of Tuesday evening.

Roberts said police could not say whether they think the shootings are related.

Several shootings were reported during the holiday weekend.

Police records show that a 24-year-old man was shot in the leg by an unknown assailant at Centre Parkway and Milano Road sometime between 5 p.m. Friday and 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Just before 5 a.m. Saturday, at Georgetown Street and Bright Avenue, a 35-year-old man was shot in the leg.

At 3:07 p.m. Sunday, an officer was flagged down by a 56-year-old man who said he had been shot in the foot by someone who tried to rob him while he was walking on the sidewalk on North Limestone.

On Monday, Davon Gill was charged with several counts of wanton endangerment. Police said he fired five or six shots into a house on Hedgewood Court in the Woodhill neighborhood, Roberts said. No one was injured.

Gill was pulled over a short time later on Richmond Road and arrested.

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