Cove Lake homicide investigation

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, a 28-year-old male, was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name will be released by the Fayette County Coroner’s office pending notification of family.

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, or through the P3 tips app available at