Police investigating Sixth Street homicide

The Lexington Police Department has launched a homicide investigation after a body was discovered in the 500-block of East Sixth Street.

Around 4 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, officers were dispatched to the area of E. Sixth and Shropshire Avenue for a report of a man lying unresponsive near a dumpster. Officers located a 19-year-old black man deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim has been identified by the Fayette County Coroner's office as Mikel Antonio Willis of Lexington.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact investigators. 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.