LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Lexington police have given Crime Stoppers the first look at two people they’re trying to identify in a Jan. 22 incident at an apartment complex on Polo Club Boulevard.

The investigation has stalled in the search for two men who tried to drive their car into an officer who was walking up to talk to them. It was the middle of the night and the officer was responding to a 911 call about cars being broken into.

The police department gave Crime Stoppers a still photo from the officer’s body-worn camera taken at 4:53 a.m., just before the officer says the driver of the car accelerated toward him. The unidentified officer pulled his firearm and fired several shots, but the car sped off.


“He parked a good distance away, but the way they accelerated, it could’ve been a very different situation if he didn’t react the way that he did,” said Detective Kristyn Klingshirn.

There is an ongoing investigation at the Waterstone apartments for the very same crime that sent the officer there in the first place. Earlier this month in a Crime Stoppers report, we told you about cars being broken into in late November. Police released photos of three suspects who then used stolen credit cards to buy more than $20,000 in merchandise, gas, and gift cards. Detectives are now trying to figure out if the two incidents are connected.

In the meantime, Lexington police could your help finding the 2010-2015 gold or silver Hyundai Elantra. If you have heard anything about this incident, Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,500 cash reward for your anonymous information. Call the tip line at 253-2020 or you can go online to p3tips.com.