LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers confirmed the officer who was wounded in the shooting has been released from the hospital.

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At around 10:43 p.m. on Thursday officers were sent to the Extended Stay America in the 3500 block of Tates Creek Road on reports of trespassing and delayed assault. Upon trying to make contact with 40-year-old Joshua Hagans, officers were denied entry to the room.

After eventually gaining access to the room Hagans fired a gun at the officers shortly after entry. Police officers proceeded to return fire before backing out of the room.

Hagans refused to exit the room with police, leading to a standoff situation.

One of the Lexington police officers sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital and treated with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Emergency Response Unit and Crisis Negotiation Unit were requested and attempted to negotiate with Hagans for several hours. At around 4:30 a.m., the police confirmed they were able to re-enter the room and found him suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

First aid was administered to Hagans and he was taken to the with life-threatening injuries where he was pronounced dead at 5:05 a.m.

In accordance with Lexington Police Department policies, officers had their body cameras activated.

The incident is still under investigation.


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A large police presence has gathered on Tates Creek Road Thursday.

The Lexington Police Department said an officer was shot while responding to a call just after 11 p.m. in the 3500 block of Tates Creek Road in Lexington.

The officer has been taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition, according to Lexington authorities.

Police said a heavy police presence will remain in the area while they continue their investigation.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 56 for updates.

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