Pennebaker Drive homicide investigation

Carl Munford

The Lexington Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Pennebaker Drive.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2021, officers responded to the 1000-block of Pennebaker Drive for a reported shooting. The victim, a 28-year-old man, was involved in a verbal altercation that escalated to shots fired. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The Fayette County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Devante Bell.

During the investigation a 37-year-old suspect, Carl Munford, was arrested and charged with Murder and Wanton Endangerment 1st. Munford is currently lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center.

Anyone with additional 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