Homicide investigations

Detectives in the Lexington Police Department's Robbery/Homicide Unit handle death investigations for Lexington-Fayette County. They work closely with officers in Patrol, the Forensic Services Unit, other investigative units, and the public to help solve these crimes.

If you have information about a murder case, please call Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600.

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020 or online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

2019 homicides

No. Date Location Victim's Name Age Cause of Death Status of Case Suspect(s)
1 1/16/2019 Radcliffe Rd Demetrius Gordon 28 Sharp force trauma CBA Christina Young
2 1/17/2019 28XX Palumbo Dr Alisa Reed 17 Gunshot Open  
3 1/26/2019 987 Winchester Rd Iesha Edwards 27 Gunshot CBA

James E. Ragland, II

Gaige Phillips

4 3/11/2019 628 Delzan James Terry 68 Gunshot CBA Larry M. Walters
5 3/18/2019 Kirk Court William Haskins 42 Gunshot Open  
6 3/24/2019 Race Street Adrian Sturgis 33 Gunshot CBA Mykel D. Smith
7 4/13/2019 W. 6th Street Aaron Coney 24 Gunshot CBA Damarcus Jones
8 4/23/2019 Skyview Ln David Kelm 46 Gunshot Open  

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10

4/26/2019 Race Street Heather Grigsby

Shannon Goodwin

28

*

Gunshot Open  
11 7/2/2019 W. Sixth Street Quatrell Kimble 22 Gunshot CBA David Williams
12 7/11/2019 Ballpark Drive Earl Parvin 42 Gunshot Open  
13 8/25/2019 Nicholasville Rd / Wilson Downing Rd LaPorscha Stringer 30 Gunshot Open  
14 9/3/2019 E. Reynolds Rd Nathaniel Shelby 19 Gunshot CBA Jah'Quez Crutchfield

Rafael Brewster

Moses Thompson
15 9/14/2019 Elm Tree Ln David Godbold 56 Sharp trauma Open  
16 9/15/2019 Florence Ave   51 Gunshot Open  

 

Information about this chart
  • All victim names are released by the Fayette County Coroner's Office
  • Click on the address and/or suspect name for the most recent press release about the case
  • The Lexington Police Department does not name juvenile suspects
  • CBA = Cleared by Arrest; CBE = Cleared by Exception
  • Investigations determined to be unfounded / justifiable homicides are not included on this list
  • Suspects are named when investigators obtain a warrant or an arrest is made
  • Does not include the judicial outcome of a case

 

2018 homicides

No. Date Location Victim's Name Age Cause of Death Status of Case Suspect(s)
1 1/20/2018 7th and Dakota streets Myron Wilkerson 37 Gunshot Open  
2 2/04/2018 3500-block River Park Dr Carl Garner, Jr. 19 Gunshot Open  
3 2/06/2018 2100-block Garden Springs Dr Kevin Olmeda-Ortiz 15 Gunshot CBA *Juvenile*
4 2/06/2018 3500-block Squires Woods Way Christopher Spencer 19 Gunshot CBA Morgan Johnson
5 2/07/2018 500-block E. Sixth St Mikel Willis 19 Gunshot CBA Malik R. Nelson
6 2/19/2018* 100-block N. Mt Tabor Peter Lian 35 Trauma CBA Willow Cherry
7 2/24/2018 Third St & Holbrook Ct Bradley Owsley 31 Gunshot Open  
8 3/18/2018 Trent Circle Sheddrick Dixon 28 Gunshot CBA Steven L. Young
9 3/29/2018 Maxwelton Ct James Potter 36 Gunshot CBA Chase W. Helvey
10 4/03/2018 Devonport Drive Christian Cubert 21 Gunshot CBA Malik R. Nelson
11 4/06/2018 5xx Michigan St Devon Guest 19 Gunshot CBA *Juvenile*
12 4/22/2018 3xx Corral St Jason L. Smith 30 Gunshot CBA Aramis Murray
13 5/13/2018 Daniel Court Abraham Piedra 24 Asphyxiation Open  
14 5/19/2018 1533 Eastern Pkwy Demarcus Clay 45 Gunshot Open  
15 6/07/2018 22xx Kenwood Dr Patrice Smith 39 Gunshot

CBE
(murder-suicide)

William Smith
16 6/19/2018 St. Ann Dr Austin Hendron 23 Gunshot CBA James Hendron
17 6/26/2018 Harris Court Keith A. Bledsoe 17 Gunshot Open  
18 7/1/2018 W. Short St Kerry D. Kenney 31 Gunshot CBA Jermaine Yates
19 7/2/2018 200-block Fourth St Christopher Snow 32 Gunshot Open  
20 7/29/2018 1700-block Liberty Rd Jasmir Allen 19 Gunshot CBA Montash L. Jackson
21 9/8/2018 1000 S. Limestone

Landon Mays

4 months Head trauma Open  
22 11/15/2018 9XX Krissy Way Jaymes Coffey 28 Gunshot CBA Tim Coffey
     

 

       

Information about this chart

  • All victim names are released by the Fayette County Coroner's Office
  • Click on the address and/or suspect name for the most recent press release about the case
  • The Lexington Police Department does not name juvenile suspects
  • CBA = Cleared by Arrest; CBE = Cleared by Exception
  • Investigations determined to be unfounded / justifiable homicides are not included on this list
  • Suspects are named when investigators obtain a warrant or an arrest is made
  • Does not include the judicial outcome of a case

 

Previous years

2017 homicide investigations 2016 homicide investigations
2015 homicide investigations 2014 homicide investigations
2013 homicide investigations 2012 homicide investigations
2011 homicide investigations 2010 homicide investigations
2009 homicide investigations 2008 homicide investigations