Man arrested after morning shooting follows altercation

John Young Jr.
John Young Jr. Fayette County jail

Lexington police have arrested one man shortly after a shooting Friday morning.

Police arrested John Young, Jr., 49. The shooting was reported about 6:30 a.m. near the 700 block of Terrace View Drive, Lexington police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said.

Angel said one victim was shot in the leg. The victim told police he knew Young and that Young ran through a nearby parking lot. The victim also told police that a verbal altercation led to the shooting.

Officers arrested Young near 1518 Versailles Road and found the gun nearby.

Young was charged with assault and tampering with evidence.

The victim went to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

McKenna Horsley: 859-231-3197, @mckennahorsley