Arrest made in Faulkner Avenue murder

January 5, 2017 - Investigators with the Lexington Police Department today arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting that occurred on Faulkner Avenue last week. Brian Lamar Jones, 30, turned himself in without incident after a warrant was issued Thursday afternoon. He is charged with Murder.

Brian L. Jones
Brian L. Jones


Previously released: The Lexington Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday evening.

Around 5:30 p.m., Thursday, December 29, officers were dispatched to the 700-block of Faulkner Avenue. A 25-year-old male victim, later identified by the Fayette County Coroner as De’Ontai Jarrell Bates, was found suffering an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital where he succumbed to his injury.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was in an SUV with two other men when the shooting occurred. One of those men shot the victim and then fled on foot. He is described as a black man in his 20s with a red toboggan hat and dark clothing. It is unclear at this time what led up to the shooting.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call 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 at (859) 253-2020 or