Police investigating Radcliffe Road homicide

Christina YoungMarch 21, 2019 update: An arrest has been made in the case of a Lexington man who was killed and his home set on fire. A detective with the Lexington Police Homicide Unit today charged Christina Young, 22, with Murder, Arson 2nd, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

The investigation found that Young had previously been in a romantic relationship with the victim, Demetrius Gordon. She is accused of stabbing Gordon to death on January 16, 2019, then setting his garage and house on Radcliffe Road on fire.

Young is currently lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center.


The Lexington Police Department is investigating the case of a man who was found dead at his home on Radcliffe Road. The body of Demetrius Gordon, 28, was discovered Wednesday, January 16, as firefighters worked to extinguish a fire in Gordon’s garage. An autopsy Thursday concluded that Gordon died of sharp force trauma before the fire started.

Homicide detectives are working on this case with the Fayette County Coroner’s Office and Lexington Fire Department investigators. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact police by calling (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 www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.