De Porres Avenue homicide investigation

The Lexington Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on De Porres Avenue.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday, March 4, officers responded to a home in the 900-block of De Porres for a reported shooting. The victim, a 28-year-old man, was struck by shots fired from outside the home. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The Fayette County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Jesse M. Averitt.

A second man who was inside the home at the time of the shooting was not hurt.

A witness reported seeing a vehicle leave the area at a high rate of speed immediately after the shooting. Police do not have any suspect description at this time.

Anyone with information about this case 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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