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Man accused of shooting at Ashland officers arrested


A man accused of shooting at Ashland police officers was arrested on Thursday morning.

"It's kinda scary, its over, the man is in custody and so everybody can be at ease," said Lyn Woolford, Ashland police chief.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department made the arrest at about 10:30 a.m. on Liberty Lane in Ashland.

"The Boone County Sheriff's Department followed up on leads that they had developed as to the whereabouts of Barajas, and followed through with the arrest this morning," Woolford said.

Eusebio Daniel Barajas-Real, 29, allegedly shot at police officers around 11 p.m. Tuesday. Police were near the area of College Street and Broadway near downtown Ashland when an Ashland officer tried to stop Barajas-Real while he was on foot, police said.

Mary Ennis, who lives in Ashland, believes Barajas tried to get into her house the night of the shooting and is relieved to hear about the arrest.

"I'm glad they got him, I know he's not a nice person," Ennis said.

Barajas-Real allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the officer's vehicle. Police say the window of the cruiser was damaged.

The officer was not injured.

Barajas-Real was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault, armed criminal action and first-degree property damage. He was also arrested in connection with outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court for traffic-related charges.

Authorities are still investigating the situation.

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