Florence Avenue homicide investigation

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

Shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021, officers responded to the 700-block of Florence Avenue for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located three individuals suffering from gunshot wounds; a 67-year-old male victim suffered a non-life-threatening injury, a 27-year-old male victim suffered serious injuries, and a 17-year-old victim suffered life-threatening injuries.

All reported injuries are based on initial contact with officers.  

The 17-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The Fayette County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Mar’quevion Leach.

Anyone 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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