Man steals, carries shotgun on campus

A man was arrested Wednesday evening after stealing a shotgun and carrying it around the Kentucky Clinic on UK’s campus, according to a report by the Lexington Police Department.

Mark Edmond Brown, 43, was found guilty of possession of a stolen firearm after a cab driver said the suspect tried to enter his cab while carrying the stolen shotgun at the Shell gas station on South Limestone Street and Gazette Avenue, according to the police report.

Officer Matthew Greathouse of the Lexington Police Department made contact with a witness at the Shell station who said the suspect walked in the direction of the Kentucky Clinic with the shotgun, according to the report.

Greathouse went to the area and saw a man holding a shotgun in the back of a walkway, according to the report.

As officers approached, the suspect placed the gun under a set of bushes, according to the report.

Brown was arrested at 12:28 a.m. Thursday, according to the police report.

The victim of the shotgun theft called and reported the gun stolen shortly after the arrest was made.