Crime

Man accidentally shoots himself, gets bitten by police dog while running from officers

Antonio David Adams
Antonio David Adams

A foot pursuit Wednesday night in the Red Mile area ended with two suspects in jail and one at large, police said.

Police saw what they believed to be a stolen SUV around 11:45 p.m. and attempted to stop it, Lexington police Lt. David Biroschik said. The driver refused to stop and drove off, so police began searching for the vehicle.

There was no police chase, but eventually, the SUV struck a police cruiser, Biroschik said. The three suspects ran. Two were found after a foot pursuit.

Antonio David Adams, 40, tried to dispose of a gun while he ran and accidentally shot himself, causing a minor injury, Biroschik said. WKYT reported Adams shot himself in the hand and the bullet grazed his abdomen.

Adams was found hiding under a car, Biroschik said. Police believed Adams had a gun, so they used a police dog to try to flush him out.

The dog bit him, Biroschik said. Adams was taken to the hospital and later released into police custody.

Adams was charged with leaving the scene of an accident; third-degree assault; two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment; receiving stolen property; resisting arrest; tampering with physical evidence; possession of a handgun by a felon; and fleeing or evading police.

Jacory Kenyon Logwood, 28, was also arrested, Biroschik said. He was charged with failure to appear; fleeing and evading; and possession of a controlled substance.

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