Cove Lake homicide arrest

Police
Mercedes Childress

UPDATE: Thursday, November 18, 2021 –

The Lexington Police Department has made an arrest in the Cove Lake homicide investigation.

On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, Detectives charged two suspects, Mercedes Childress, 23, and Davontae Cobb, 22, with murder.

Both suspects are currently incarcerated at the Fayette County Detention Center on other charges.

Police
Davontae Cobb

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com. 

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The Lexington Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred early Saturday.

Shortly after 12:30 a.m. Saturday, January 9, police were dispatched to a call of shots fired in the area of Cove Lake Drive and Squires Road. Officers then located a man suffering from gunshot wounds in a car that had wrecked in a nearby parking lot at 3390 Richmond Road.

The victim, John Harris, 28, identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com. 

 

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