LEXINGTON, Ky. (KT) - The suspect involved in the officer involved shooting Wednesday night has been released from the hospital and lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center. The suspect is currently charged with the federal offense of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, other federal and state charges may be pending.
The Kentucky State Police have been made aware of a growing social media rumor that the suspect was shot in the back. Kentucky State Police Detectives with the Critical Incident Response Team can confirm those rumors are not true.
An 18-year-old female passenger in the car with the suspect was also arrested and is being held at the Fayette County Detention Center.
The investigation is ongoing by Kentucky State Police Detectives with the Critical Incident Response Team. Further updates to the investigation will be released as they become available.