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Danville man arrested in connection with I-64 shootout

Police arrested a Danville man Friday in connection with a car chase and shootout along Interstate 64 in Shelby and Franklin counties Thursday night.

Timothy O'Shea Johnson, 25, was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center Friday night, charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment, according to the Frankfort KSP Post.

The Boyle County Sheriff's Department also executed an unrelated bench warrant for Johnson.

Troopers assisted by sheriff's deputies arrested Johnson Friday morning at a residence in Junction City.

Officers say the arrest stems from a wild chase on I-64 Thursday night, allegedly involving Johnson and another man. Police say the two got into an argument at a grocery store in Frankfort, and then proceeded to chase each other along the interstate through Shelby and Franklin counties firing gunshots.

The Danville Advocate-Messenger newspaper quoted state police as saying multiple shots were fired.

The other man involved, whose name has not been released, was wounded. He was treated at the University of Louisville, according to authorities.

State police said Friday night that they are still seeking information in the case.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Frankfort KSP Post at 502-337-2221, and ask for Det. Kevin Calhoun.

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