Carlisle Avenue Homicide Investigation Arrest

UPDATE (5/9/2024): One person has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Dennis Ruiz-Trujillo Jr., 18, that occurred on April 4, 2024.

Wilmer Romero, 18, was arrested and is currently being held at the Fayette County Detention Center on the below charges.

·       Murder

·       Contempt of Court

·       Tampering with Prison Monitoring Device

·       Trafficking a Controlled Substance

·       Trafficking Marijuana

Detectives from the Personal Crimes Section are asking anyone with information about this case to call Lexington Police at (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 at www.p3tips.com.  

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The Lexington Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred overnight on Carlisle Avenue.

On Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 1:38 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Carlisle Avenue for shots fired. When officers arrived, they located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.  

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office will release the decedent’s name.

Detectives from the Personal Crimes Section are continuing to investigate and are asking anyone with information about this case to call Lexington Police at (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 at www.p3tips.com.

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