Crime

Lexington police obtain warrant for would-be robber who was shot

Lexington police have obtained an arrest warrant for a would-be robber who they say was shot by his intended victim last week.

Darrell Wayne Strunk, 35, of Lexington is wanted in a Dec. 5 robbery at B&N Towing, 336 Lisle Industrial Dr., according to a news release from Lexington police.

A man working at the business told police that he was approached by two people, one of whom was holding a handgun. The man, who was not identified, pulled out his own handgun and shot the man with the gun, who is believed to be Strunk, in the abdomen. The intended victim suffered minor injuries during a struggle with the two, but police said nothing was taken.

The two people left in a blue Buick Roadmaster, which police said was later found at 575 Maryland Avenue.

Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said Tuesday that police are still investigating to determine who the second person was.

Anyone with information about the case or the whereabouts of Strunk is asked to call police at 258-3600 or submit a tip online at Bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

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