LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — Lexington police have identified the woman who was allegedly involved in a domestic violence incident and led authorities on a chase Tuesday evening.
Lasielle White is facing multiple multiple charges including attempted murder, wanton endangerment, and fleeing or evading police.
According to the arrest citation, White allegedly stabbed a man she is in a domestic relationship with and attempted to run him over with a vehicle before crashing into their residence.
The arrest citation further stated that when authorities responded to the domestic violence call, White backed into a police cruiser, nearly hit two Lexington police officers and a Lexington firefighter, then led authorities on a multi-county chase.
Because the chase “created a substantial risk of death or serious injury”, Lexington police said an officer shot White. She was taken to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Lexington police said officers were dispatched at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday to the 2300 block of Lonan Court to investigate reports of a domestic violence incident involving a weapon.
Police were unable to make contact with anyone at the home and learned that victim fled the area. At 5:04 p.m., officers and the Lexington Fire Department were sent to investigate a report of a driver attempting to hit someone with a vehicle and hitting a home.
The police department said officers made contact with the driver, an adult woman, But she refused to leave the car before backing into a police cruiser and driving away, nearly hitting several firefighters.
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Police said an officer responded to the situation by hitting the driver, who continued fleeing as police followed. The driver continued to drive away as police followed through parts of Fayette and Scott counties before stopping in Coldstream Park.
According to a Lexington Police Department news release, the Lexington Police Department’s Crisis Negotiation Unit was able to convince the driver to leave the vehicle before taking her to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team and the Lexington Police Department’s Public Integrity Unit will investigate the matter surrounding the officer-involved shooting. The department said the officer will be placed on administrative assignment until the investigation is complete.
FOX 56’s Georgia McCarthur reports the intersection near Newtown Pike between Aristides Boulevard and Coleman Court has reopened.
A police scene Tuesday shut down portions of Newtown Pike in Lexington.
Lexwrecks said police have shut down the roadway in both directions for portions of Newtown Pike between Aristides Boulevard and Coleman Court. The Lexington Police Department told FOX 56 it is an active scene and they will provide more information as it becomes available.
A FOX 56 crew is headed to the location.