Winchester Police Arrest Man After Shooting Incident

Published 9:43 am Saturday, March 26, 2022

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Winchester Police arrested a man after a shooting incident where three people were shot inside a vehicle traveling a downtown street on Friday.

Zachary Rankin-Lyle, 28, no address provided, who has been charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment, is in custody at the Clark County Detention Center. No bond amount was posted on the detention center’s website.

Winchester Police and Clark County Sheriff responded to the 911 call around 3:23 p.m. Friday afternoon for a domestic dispute on East Washington Street.

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“The officers responding heard gunshots and came around the corner to see an individual that was armed or had been armed,” Winchester Police Capt. James Hall said Friday at the crime scene.

After Rankin-Lyle exited his vehicle, he was soon apprehended by law enforcement.

Around the same time, the individuals in another vehicle were allegedly on the receiving end of shots called 911 as it traveled from the eastern section of Washington St. to the western end where it intersects with Main St.

“They were on the phone with 911 until they came to a stop and we were able to get them treated,” Hall said.

All three individuals in the vehicle were taken to UK Medical Center in Lexington for gunshot-related injuries.

Hall said that law enforcement believes there was only one alleged shooter.

Vehicle had at least three bullet holes with one visible in the front windshield, another piercing the backseat passenger-side window and a third on the front hood of the car’s passenger side.

Washington Street, from Main St. to Ashland Ave, was closed for several hours while law enforcement investigated the scene.