Colchester Drive homicide investigation

The Lexington Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred overnight.

On Wednesday, April 7, 2021 around 11:16 p.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of Colchester Drive for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived they were advised the victims had left the scene.  Two individuals arrived separately at a local hospital with gunshot wounds.   Officers were advised a 19-year-old victim was in stable condition.  The other 20-year-old victim was pronounced deceased.

The Fayette County Coroner’s office has identified the victim as Herbie Booker, 20, of Lexington.

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, or through the P3 tips app available at